Personally I think it’s embarrassing to not vote for one of the few anti-corruption Democrats over something this pointless and irrelevant.
I don’t consider it irrelevant. Right now, the Republicans are systematically removing many native Americans from being able to vote. Identifying protected classes, collecting data, securing funding, and then helping those who have been disadvantaged by their demographic is a hallmark of democratic ideals, and takes decades of effort. Warren has made a mockery of it, or at least minimized it and made it a target, by her actions.
I suspect that this whole thing started some time when she was very young. Growing up, my grandmother used to tell me that her grandmother was a squaw named “Hawk”. I thought that was kinda cool (plus my dad and I were in the “Indian Guides”), so I could imagine some 8th grader filling out a demographic questionnaire for the first time, and deciding to be proud of such a “heritage”, and marking the bubble for “native american”. In her case, it seems to have taken on a life of its own. Maybe at some point she got some perk from it? I don’t know, but if she were to become a candidate, the right will make her AND such programs a laughing stock over it. Or, worse yet, that this is an example of the broader democrat hypocrisy and lies.
A long time ago she should have said ok, I did that when I was younger, sorry, and dropped it before it became a thing. She could have even used these test results to say sorry, I was mistaken. That she apparently can’t, is not a great personal trait. But then again, maybe it is… the Donald insists that “deny, deny” is the best strategy, and it seems to work for him.