White House Report Recounts Barriers To Voting For Native Americans


      The White House says local, state and federal officials must do more to ensure Native Americans have equal access to voting. 

     The Biden administration released a report Thursday that recounts the persistent, longstanding and deep-rooted barriers to voting in tribal communities. It builds on other work by Native American voting rights advocates.

      Native Americans and Alaska Natives vote at lower rates than the national average but have been a key constituency in tight races and in states with large Native populations. 

      Absent action from Congress, Biden is seeking changes at the local and state levels.