What I’m about to write is going to be anathema to some because, as I pointed out in my Sunday column, a big part of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign strategy right now is painting North Dakota’s voter ID law as some nefarious Republican plot to suppress the Native American vote.

Heitkamp is no doubt hoping playing up accusations of vote suppression will distract from some of the other issues in her record that have discouraged her support in tribal communities.

But why shouldn’t the state’s tribal governments get some of the blame for this mess?

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