Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
Get Out the Native Vote
WASHINGTON After some $3 billion spent on the 2012 presidential election between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, hundreds of thousand campaign miles traveled between both men, today's election comes down to which campaign can "Get Out the Vote" today.
The national polls have the presidential in a neck-in-neck tie. In swing states, it appears President Obama has the edge to capture the 270 electoral votes to win a second term.
Both campaigns have massive "Get Out the Vote" efforts going.
Native Vote, a non-partisan initiative of the National Congress of American Indians, is still concerned about getting American Indians and Alaska Natives to the polls. Further, today there is special emphasis on ensuring Native voters have equal chances as they go to the polls.
Native Vote is asking if you experience or witness any inconsistencies to call a national hotline:
Oklahoma Voters may report any issues to the Oklahoma Indian Bar Association Election Protection Hotline at 1.877.286.2918 (toll free) or 405.602.9425. The hotline will be staffed from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm cst on election day for VOTER ASSISTANCE and ELECTION PROTECTION purposes. They have also set up a special voter assist website for Oklahoma at www.oiba.net.
A hotline has been established for Arizona tribal communities and tribal members. This hotline is used to identify problems before they arise, answer voter questions, and trouble shoot voting problems on Election Day. This line will be staffed on Election Day. If you experience difficulty voting on Election Day or have questions about voting, please call the hotline at 1-866-460-3459.
posted November 6, 2012 11:20 am est
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