2020-10-26 11:36:40

Voting In Indian Country: The View From The Trenches


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Jean Reith Schroedel about voting in Indian country.

With 50 million Americans having cast their ballots in early voting states, 2020 is on track to have the highest turnout for a Presidential race in years. But one demographic whose turnout rate remains in question are the original inhabitants of the land. Native American voters have historically had low rates of turnout for reasons that are deeply linked to the history of systematic racism. Will this year be any different?

Jean Reith Schroedel is the Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy at Claremont Graduate University. Her earlier book is Evangelicals and Democracy in America: Religion and Politics and her latest book is Voting in Indian Country: The View From the Trenches. 

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