A female voter shows her’ I have voted ‘poster while waiting for the results of the 2018 Navajo Nation Presidential Election in Window Rock, Arizona Photo: CAYLA NIMMO / AP PHOTO
The slim margin of victory goes beyond the Mexican-American mobilization in Arizona. This also has to do with the Native American voters
Native American voters tend to vote overwhelmingly in 2020, this trend has made all the difference in Arizona and Wisconsin
Previously, it concerned indigenous voters who live in the northeastern corner of the state, with special consideration for the Navajo nation, where the past year has been particularly daunting when considering the effects of COVID-19
But historically, there have been countless obstacles when it comes to voting on Native American Reserves for this reason, when it comes to the Mexican-American vote or the Native American vote in Arizona, Joe Biden has mobilization groups to thank him for providing the majority of votes in his favor.
What became true early during the 2020 election week, is that the non-white demographics and exact demographics
In Georgia, black women, like Stacy Abrams and grassroots women’s organizations, fueled the state’s turn blue, as was the case in Pennsylvania, the state that ultimately gave Biden his victory
In Arizona, the number one sign of Biden’s victory, the vote was mostly driven by the Mexican-American mobilization, which was largely carried out by women but unfortunately, Arizona’s slight margin cannot be attributed to the Latin demographic alone, no matter how important its role in Introduce himself
When it comes to a tiny margin of only a few thousand votes – about 17,000 according to the Associated Press as of November 9, with 98% of the reports – all factors must be taken into account, and the nation must not ignore the voting power of the indigenous people
At some point in May, the Navajo Nation reported the highest infection rate in the country, bypassing New York City. Its leader, President Jonathan Nese, criticized the Trump administration for its inadequate response, from not imposing masks early to deleting vital information From the country about the true danger of the virus in February
The Navajo Nation was effectively left to fend for itself, and joined the other tribal states in a lawsuit over the distribution of funds
Even a few weeks before the general election, the Navajo Nation found itself at a disadvantage compared to the rest of the nation when it came to voting in the coronavirus era
Voter registration in the Navajo state is a big problem, as many residents are not assigned a physical address. Voter registration and advocacy groups like the Rural Utah Project have registered Aboriginal votes and taken them to custody and have registered more than 4,000 Native American voters in the state. Arizona
Several Navajo citizens have also filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona regarding deadline for ballot papers by mail
But ultimately it was due to the popular efforts of VoteAmerica, Four Directions, the Rural Utah Project, and the administration of President Nez, with counties like Arizona’s Apache County, which overlap with the Navajo and Hopi tribes, had a voter turnout of 116% compared to 2016
« Indigenous voters have been ignored cycle after cycle by both parties, but hear me now, » Jordan James Harville, chief of staff at VoteAmerica wrote, « Indigenous peoples will define American voters in the next decade »
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While it is important to note that not all votes are counted yet and that all numbers are unofficial, with 2% of the votes still pending, the margin will be minimal
According to the Navajo Times reported on Thursday, November 5, the district-level data show that outside predominantly blue metro areas like Phoenix and Tucson, which also have large numbers of indigenous voters, the blue « islands » are The entire countryside that voted for Biden and Mark Kelly, the Democratic senator elected to represent Arizona, on Aboriginal lands
High Country News also reported that in some areas in Tohono O’odham Nation in southeast Arizona, Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris garnered 98% of the vote
The Navajo Times writes that the three provinces that overlap with the Hopi and Navajo Nation gave Biden 73,954 votes, with just over 2,000 votes for Trump
In early October, Biden released a 15-page plan to work with the tribal states, with goals, in what could be seen as a last-ditch effort to appeal to an indigenous vote.
The data speaks for itself, and after this contribution to the upcoming presidency by indigenous voters nationwide, we must see if Joe Biden will follow through on his promises to Aboriginal lives during his campaign.
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