Find out more about a U.S. district judge’s decision to strike down the North Dakota voter ID law because it created an undue burden for Native Americans, in this 2016 article from FRONTLINE. This was the fifth piece of restrictive voting legislation to be overturned in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election. From 2011-2016, more than a dozen states passed laws that imposed barriers to the ballot. However, in the summer of 2016, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, and North Dakota were forced by federal judges and appeals courts to abandon policies restricting access to the ballot box amidst charges that they led to voter disenfranchisement and, in some cases, discrimination against people of color.
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