Supreme Court allows North Dakota to enforce voter ID laws

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to toss out an appeals court order that allows North Dakota to enforce its voter ID requirement during the 2018 elections.

The request to toss out the order came from a group of Native American residents who are challenging a new state law that requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address.

The challengers argued the new rule disenfranchises a disproportionate share of the population because many Native American voters live on reservations without standard addresses.

The District Court agreed and temporarily blocked the North Dakota secretary of state from enforcing the new requirements during the primary elections, but the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked that court order last month.

Supreme Court allows North Dakota to enforce voter ID laws
 
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And with a stroke of their pen the GOP dominated SCOTUS disenfranchised tens of thousands of Democratic voters. And what a shocker: the 8th circuit court judge who said "meh, it's okay to disenfranchise people" was a Trump appointee, and a massively incompetent one at that. ABA voted him "not qualified" 14-0 prior to his approval by the GOP Senate.

Stacking the courts with incompetent, pro-corporate, anti-worker, anti-democrats. That's what Hitler did.

ABA Rates Another Trump 8th Circuit Nominee ‘Not Qualified’ (1)
 
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"The request to toss out the order came from a group of Native American residents who are challenging a new state law that requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address."


This is key. I am not sure how the reservations work there as different tribes have different rules but many require you to hold land on the reservation to be eligible for tribal benefits be that casino monies, the vote on tribal issues or just be on the rolls. This land only has to be big enough to set up a teepee so something like 6' X 6'. Again different tribes have different rules. Regardless, this gives members a tribal ID and they dont have to actually live there. They dont even have to live in the state.
 
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"The request to toss out the order came from a group of Native American residents who are challenging a new state law that requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address."


This is key. I am not sure how the reservations work there as different tribes have different rules but many require you to hold land on the reservation to be eligible for tribal benefits be that casino monies, the vote on tribal issues or just be on the rolls. This land only has to be big enough to set up a teepee so something like 6' X 6'. Again different tribes have different rules. Regardless, this gives members a tribal ID and they dont have to actually live there. They dont even have to live in the state.
Many indigenous tribes do not have individual ownership. That is true of the plains indians that would be the majority in the Dakotas.
 
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I've been informed that the issue of the USPS not delivering mail on the Rez is because the NAs won't allow them on the Rez due to sovereignty issues. It appears they won't allow US govt agents on their land. Anyone have a different insight?
 
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to toss out an appeals court order that allows North Dakota to enforce its voter ID requirement during the 2018 elections.

The request to toss out the order came from a group of Native American residents who are challenging a new state law that requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address.

The challengers argued the new rule disenfranchises a disproportionate share of the population because many Native American voters live on reservations without standard addresses.

The District Court agreed and temporarily blocked the North Dakota secretary of state from enforcing the new requirements during the primary elections, but the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked that court order last month.

Supreme Court allows North Dakota to enforce voter ID laws
Actually the law does not require that. It requires them to prove their residence through a multitude of ways.
 
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Do you have a link post 2013?
Here is a link of the current North Dakota voting laws. On the left of the website,there is a calendar that clearly indicates 2018

Vote.nd.gov

Voting at the Polling Place – A Valid North Dakota:
  • Driver’s license
  • Nondriver’s identification card
  • Tribal government issued identification (including those issued by BIA for a tribe located in North Dakota, any other tribal agency or entity, or any other document that sets forth the tribal member’s name, date of birth, and current North Dakota residential address)
  • Long term care identification certificate (provided by North Dakota facility)
➣ Supplemental Documentation

  • If an individual’s valid form of identification does not include the North Dakota residential address or date of birth, or the North Dakota residential address is not current, the individual may supplement the identification with a current utility bill; a current bank statement; a check or a document issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government (including those issued by BIA for a tribe located in North Dakota, any other tribal agency or entity, or any other document that sets forth the tribal member’s name, date of birth, and current North Dakota residential address); or a paycheck.
➣ Set Aside Ballot Option

  • If an individual is not able to show a valid form of identification but asserts qualifications as an elector, the individual may mark a ballot that will be securely set aside. When the individual provides valid identification to the proper election official prior to the meeting of the canvassing board, the set aside ballot will be presented to the canvassing board for proper inclusion in the tally.
Vote.nd.gov
 
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