Native American Voters Helped Turn Tide For Arizona's Races

Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 12:31pm
Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 12:33pm
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While Democrats further down the ballot in Arizona may have not fared so well in last week’s election, at the top of the ticket Joe Biden is holding his lead over President Donald Trump. That marks only the second time in 70 years that the state has voted for a Democratic president. As the ballots counts have continued to come in, it’s clear that at least part of that success can be credited to Native American voters here.

While members of the Navajo Nation and other rural tribes face many challenges when it comes to casting a ballot, and despite the devastating impact of COVID-19 on their communities, indigenous Arizonans turned out to vote last week.

And many analysts are acknowledging that Navajo support helped push Joe Biden and Senate candidate Mark Kelly to victory in Arizona.

The Show spoke more about it with Navajo Times reporter Cindy Yurth.

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