Talk:Native American groups sue US state of Montana over ballot law

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Review of revision 4552546 [Passed]Edit

If the misattribution was the Hill saying most Montana residents vote through the mail, the article's second paragraph says "The majority of Montanans cast their ballots through mail" --DannyS712 (talk) 01:44, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
That paragraph (paragraph two) called for some untangling, but the misattribution I was referring to was in the first sentence of paragraph five, which used to attribute its arguments to Stapleton, whereas I found those arguments attributed in the source not to Stapleton but to state legislators. --Pi zero (talk) 01:52, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

TensesEdit

I think the past tense might mislead the reader into thinking that the number of reservations in Montana or the names of the plaintiffs on the lawsuit have since been changed or that they are at least prone to changing often.

My take is that "Montana has seven reservations" should be in the present tense. It is very similar to the usual example: "Paris is in France." Technically Paris' national status could change, but it would take something momentous enough to move a border. A possible rule of thumb that occurs to me in this moment is "If Montana stopped having seven reservations (or Paris stopped being in France) would that be newsworthy enough to merit its own article?" We'd certainly consider the establishment or dissolution of a Native American reservation a newsworthy event, and it's pretty darn unusual these days.

I have no intention of edit warring over this. I made my change once. Darkfrog24 (talk) 20:01, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

CAT:SuffrageEdit


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I would suggest articles like these should be under CAT:Suffrage which deals with actually being able to cast a vote. It is not a strongly formed thought and hence, I am flagging it, so that we can brainstorm.
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