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OPINION: Restricting the vote matters

July 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

There’s plenty of information out this week about what liberals refer to as the Republican “war on voting” that is, efforts to use essentially nonexistent voting fraud as an excuse to restrict the franchise. Continue Reading

Pine Ridge polling site had poor turnout

June 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PINE RIDGE (AP) A polling site set up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation following a federal voting rights lawsuit had poor voter turnout in the six weeks leading up to the primary, an election official says. Continue Reading

Justice Dept. to monitor Pine Ridge vote Tuesday

June 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Justice Department says it will be monitoring South Dakota’s Tuesday primary election vote in Shannon County, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Continue Reading

Appeals court upholds key voting rights provision

May 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, rejecting an Alabama county’s challenge to the landmark civil rights law.
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Appeals court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act

January 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Continued racial discrimination a major question in whether to continue federal monitoring on SD Indian reservations, the South, elsewhere. Continue Reading

Appeals court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act

January 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Continued racial discrimination a major question in whether to continue federal monitoring on SD Indian reservations, the South, elsewhere. Continue Reading

Redistricting panel eyes reservations, Rapid City and Sioux Falls

September 27, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A special committee of state lawmakers finished drawing new boundaries for South Dakota’s 35 legislative districts Tuesday and forwarded the recommendations for the full Legislature to consider next month.
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SD redistricting panel accepting maps

September 15, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The Legislature’s redistricting committee is accepting proposals from other lawmakers and the general public for drawing the boundaries of South Dakota’s 35 legislative districts.
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Indian voting rights is dominant theme in legislative redistricting

September 13, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The Legislature’s committee on redistricting agreed on plans Tuesday intended to preserve or increase opportunities for American Indian people to be elected as state senators and representatives.
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Redistricting raises concern about split of Brule, Lyman counties

September 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

OACOMA Many of the roughly 40 people at a legislative redistricting meeting Wednesday in Oacoma said they disapprove of the potential splitting of Lyman and Brule counties into separate districts. Continue Reading