Navajo Nation Says NM Redistricting Violates Voting Rights

By Andrew Westney (February 11, 2022, 9:40 PM EST) – The Navajo Nation has hit a county in New Mexico with a lawsuit in federal court claiming the county’s redistricting plan violates voting rights law by consolidating Native American voters in one district and making it harder for them to elect candidates in another precinct.

The federally recognized Navajo Nation Tribe, the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and several tribal members filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the redistricting map chosen by the San County Board of Commissioners Juan in December violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, and asked the court to have the district approve a new plan…

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