A Native American political observer says 2016 could be a record year for the number of native candidates on the ballot across the country.
Mark Trahant says just under 100 candidates are running for office.
Mark Trahant is a journalism professor at the University of North Dakota.
He says this could be a record year for the number of native people running for office. He’s tallying up the number of native candidates nationwide, but he says since this is the first time a count like this has been done, he says he’s cautious about making a superlative statement.