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Group files suit over problems Indian voters faced

The Four Directions Committee filed a lawsuit to challenge an election held in a city near the Yankton Sioux Reservation.

In a state court complaint, the group says some Indian voters weren't allowed to cast their ballots in Lake Andes. The suit alleges other irregularities in a city and school board election where some races were decided by very close margins.

Secretary of State Chris Nelson, named as a defendant, said he supports the suit. He said the incidents at the June 15 election deserve scrutiny.

Four Directions, a group seeking to increase voter turnout, plans to file lawsuits against the June 1 statewide primary and U.S. House election over claims that some Indian voters were turned away.

Get the Story:
Irregularities in voting spur suit (The Rapid City Journal 6/28)

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