Native Americans, Hit Hard by COVID-19, Faced Major Barriers to Vote
Leatrice Hendricks had 90 minutes to turn in absentee ballots from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation to the clerk’s office in Corson County, South Dakota.
She had stopped by 25 homes where fellow tribal members were quarantined with COVID-19, driving for hours to get the ballots to them. Hendricks waited outside as voters filled them out.
“I think I filled up my gas tank three times already,” Hendricks said Monday as she stopped at one of the homes on her list. It was about 3:30 p.m., and she...