Re: “Voting Rights Questioned” Oct. 24
If you were a Supreme Court justice, as the Nov. 6 midterm approaches, would you vote to deprive voting rights of tens of thousands of poor, rural, nonwhites, such as American Indians, with P.O. boxes in North Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Indiana, North Carolina and Georgia? The decision passed down by the highest court in the land effectively does that very thing.
During the 2012 election, North Dakota Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp won by less than 1,000 votes. American Indians played a significant role. Thousands reside on the 850,000 acres of the Federal “Standing Rock Reservation” and are registered with Reservation Authorities. That’s their home address! Their P.O. boxes are also registered.
So why did the Supreme Court reject the case in Indian voters interest? The court is free of politics. Right?
I reside in a Williamsburg retirement “home.” Everyone has a P.O. box that a U.S. postal worker stuffs daily!
When voting, we use our “home” address, like a “reservation,” together with our P.O. box number. No problem!