Native American Voter Turnout in the 2000 Election Cycle and the Effectiveness of the Efforts by the Montana Democratic Party to Increase the Native Vote

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Wagner, Barb
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The Montana Democratic Party conducted extensive mobilization efforts on Montana's Indian reservations during the 2000 campaign. This research evaluates the effectiveness of these efforts in increasing the voter turnout by Native Americans. The voting decision of Montana's Native Americans is examined for factors that influence turnout. The nlobilization efforts of the Montana Democratic Party are evaluated for their quality and effectiveness. This paper concludes that the efforts by the Montana Democratic Party did not increase voter turnout, and suggests areas for further study on the voting decision of Native Americans.