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Tribes Seek Litigation Over Voting Rights Dispute | KUNR

By ThisIsReno

With early election voting fast approaching, two Native American tribes in Nevada are suing the state after having their requests for on-site voter registration and polling places declined. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has more on the obstacles they’re facing.

Last month’s requests, made by the Pyramid Lake and Walker River Paiute Tribes, were declined because they were “logistically unfeasible so close to the Nov. 8 election date.”

That’s according to Washoe County Registrar Luanne Cutler.

Vinton Hawley, Pyramid Lake Tribe Chairman, says tribe members are just standing up for their constitutional right.

“We’re being vocal because we think we’re really getting an unfair shot when it comes to elections.”

Read more from our media partner, Reno Public Radio: Nevadan Tribes Seek Litigation Over Voting Rights Dispute | KUNR

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