Sen. Dorgan backs Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in voting dispute
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) has asked the U.S. Attorney in North Dakota to look into a voting dispute on the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation.

Dorgan said Benson County will disenfranchise Indian voters by refusing to host a polling site on the reservation. "I support voting by mail, but I don't think that should be an excuse for local officials to shut down polling locations where people can go and cast their votes on Election Day," the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee said in statement.

The tribe has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the county. It's the second time the tribe has sued the county for Indian voting rights.

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Spirit Lake honors Dorgan for service (The Grand Forks Herald 10/13)
Dorgan honored by Spirit Lake Nation (The Devils Lake Journal 10/13)

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