Republicans control three of five territorial Delegates, non-voting offices that represent millions of American citizens in US territories.
At first glance, the Northern Mariana Islands might seem like a strange place for a Republican stronghold. However, the numbers tell the true story.
In August 2019, the Cherokee Nation made history by appointing their first delegate to Congress, Kimberley Teehee. While it remains to be seen whether or not the Cherokee Nation’s delegate is accepted by Congress, it raises a bigger question on the role of Native American representation in Congress as well as a potential solution both parties might be able to support.