The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe slammed the Supreme Court’s decision allowing North Dakota to enforce a voter ID law.
The law requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address if they want to vote in this year’s midterm elections.
“Native Americans can live on the reservation without an address. They’ve lived in accordance with the law and treaties, but now all of a sudden they can’t vote. There is no good reason that a P.O. box is not sufficient to vote,” Standing Rock Chairman Mike Faith said in a press release.
So in addition to a photo ID, your photo ID must list your current address. Which many native Americans, and specifically native Americans on the reservation, simply do not have. This means that a great many native Americans (a demographic who overwhelmingly vote Democratic, what a coincidence) simply have no way to exercise their right to vote.
Like the Georgia case, this is blatant voter disenfranchisement. This continues a clear pattern of republican voter disenfranchisement present in no less than 23 states.