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Federal Judge Says North Dakota Indian Voters Need ‘Fail-Safe’ ID Protections

Mealey's (August 4, 2016, 1:08 PM EDT) -- BISMARK, N.D. — A North Dakota federal judge on Aug. 1 barred the state from enforcing its strict voter identification requirements without first implementing “fail-safe” provisions allowing Native Americans and others who cannot obtain a qualifying ID to vote, finding that the lack of such provisions in the state’s voter laws violates the U.S. Constitution (Richard Brakebill, et al. v. Alvin Jaeger, No. 1:16-cv-8, D. N.D.).

(Decision available. Document #96-160812-050Z.)

New Law Challenged

In 2013, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly enacted HB 1332, which imposed new...
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