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Redistricting leaves Arizona's Native voters worried their votes won't matter

Arizona’s new legislative and congressional districts will see their first test drive this November when voters head to the polls. But some voting advocates in Indian Country are worried they will water down the impact of the Indigenous vote  — especially in the newly drawn Congressional District 2.

It encompasses most of what used to be Congressional District 1 and reaches across the entirety of northern Arizona, but now it includes heavily Republican Yavapai County.

Shondiin Silversmith is a reporter with the Arizona Mirror who’s been covering this story.

The Show spoke with her to learn about the concerns.

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