American Indians Oppose Fremont County's Voting Plan

American Indians Oppose Fremont County's Voting Plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The American Indians who successfully sued Fremont County over how it elects county commissioners say they oppose the county's proposal for a new voting system. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne ruled this spring that Fremont County's at-large election system violated federal law by diluting the American Indian vote.

The county last month proposed a new voting system that would designate a single commission district in which American Indians would be the majority while continuing with at-large elections in the rest of the county. The American Indian plaintiffs told Johnson on Friday they oppose the county's plan and want single-member districts. Johnson has set a hearing on the matter for July 27.

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