Elizabeth Warren’s history of claiming significant Native American heritage then walking it back after a disastrous DNA results roll-out caught up with her on Super Tuesday.
More Native Americans in Oklahoma chose to vote for Warren’s rivals Biden, Sanders, and Bloomberg on Super Tuesday than Warren.
NYPost reports Oklahoma, the Super Tuesday state with the largest population of American Indian voters, went strongly for Joe Biden, giving him 38.7% of the vote. Bernie Sanders was second with 25.4% while Michael Bloomberg took third with 13.9%. Warren came in fourth with 13.4%.
But it was worse for her in counties with large native populations. In Osage County — home to the Osage Indian reservation — Warren took 10% of the vote. Cherokee County, home of Warren’s “brethren” Cherokee Nation, she garnered 10.3% of the vote.
A similar story played out in Utah, where Warren once again placed a dismal fourth with 15.5%. But in the state’s San Juan County — where 50% of the population is Native American according to the U.S. census — Warren took just 8% of the vote.
“There was a level of distrust,” Moya-Smith said. “She didn’t address Indian country directly or native problems until she wanted to be president … It was just extremely disingenuous on its face.”