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Minnesota targeted in Native Vote 2004 campaign


The Native Vote 2004 has targeted Minnesota as one of the crucial states for its get out the vote campaign.

There are 33,000 eligible Indian voters in the state, said Melanie Benjamin, Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. She said the goal is to get all of them to the polls.

Only about 1.1 percent of Minnesota's population is American Indian or Alaska Natives. But there are large concentrations in one particular county and in the Twin Cities area.

Get the Story:
Energizing the Indian vote (Minnesota Public Radio 10/14)

Relevant Links:
Native Vote 2004 - http://www.nativevote.org

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