Quechan Nation president spared from recall bid
Quechan Nation President Mike Jackson Sr. said he has no problem dealing with a recall -- as long as it doesn't happen now.

A tribal elder submitted a recall petition charging Jackson with mismanagement and bad decision-making. But the tribal council rejected the bid, saying the tribal constitution bars a recall within the first six months of an official's term.

Jackson was re-elected in June. But elder Vernon Smith said Jackson's term actually began last December, when the tribe held its first election.

"We're not going to wait six months," Smith said, The Yuma Sun reported.

The three-hour meeting was marked by frequent interruptions and shouting, the paper said. Eventually, the paper's reporter was asked to leave.

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Quechan council rejects recall against President (The Yuma Sun 7/31)

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