Our America Indians Should be Able to Vote
They can't Stop Them!
The Snyder Act of 1924 admitted Native Americans born in the U.S. to full U.S. citizenship. Though the Fifteenth Amendment, passed in 1870, granted all U.S. citizens the right to vote regardless of race, it wasn't until the Snyder Act that Native Americans could enjoy the rights granted by this amendment.
Even with the passing of this citizenship bill, Native Americans were still prevented from participating in elections because the Constitution left it up to the states to decide who has the right to vote. After the passage of the 1924 citizenship bill, it still took over forty years for all fifty states to allow Native Americans to vote. For example, Maine was one of the last states to comply with the Indian Citizenship Act, even though it had granted tax paying Native Americans the right to vote in its original 1819 state constitution. As reported by Henry Mitchell, a resident of that state, Native Americans were prevented from voting in Maine in the late 1930s.
So this is the same farce that the States give/hand out to black people. OH NO! we are not discriminating against you! OH NO! we don't discriminate against anyone that isn't white. Yet here we are still waiting for these tribes to be able to vote. Same for our black men and women too. and you are pushing your whiteness and telling the Natives you can't vote after they drive 150 miles to a prescient. If that isn't voter suppression then what is? and that Native American should have been given a water and helped to the ballot because of the strength they showed in the importance to be there and vote. But I guess the Native American was out for a joy ride.
So as far as I can see the Native lands need only to set up addresses for the people living on Native American land and they should be able to vote after everyone signs up on the Reservations. Have any Issues? Take the complaints to the Federal Government and to the News Media. I don't care what laws the States Have they don't have authority over Indian lands. Word is also that the States claim it is hard to set up brand new addresses. Really? They did it for the whole USA! Even more reason to leave them out of it.
Oh and here is a little bit of advice for our fellow Native Americans. ...
I don't care what the States tell the Indian Reservations DON'T ALLOW THE STATES TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR REGISTRATIONS TO VOTE, OR VOTING. KEEP THE STATES PAWS OUT OF YOUR ELECTIONS. DO EVERYTHING INCLUDING VOTING DAY ON YOUR RESERVATIONS RUN BY YOUR OWN PEOPLE.