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Some Native voters don't care for Kerry or Bush


Getting more Native Americans to the polls is only part of the battle. Getting them to support a particular candidate is just as difficult.

Kee Ben Begay, a Navajo chapter president, said he is leaning towards Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts). But he told Newsday, "it doesn't matter who becomes president ... we don't get enough out here."

Johnny Gardiner, 20, I think Bush is making it worse for us," he told Newsday. "He's not trying to stop the war."also Navajo, is sure of one thing.

In several states with large Indian populations, Natives were not allowed to vote until the 1940s and 1950s. Participation in federal and state elections has historically been low.

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Election remote from the tribal vote (Newsday 10/10)