Eastern Cherokee election results challenged
The candidate who lost the race for principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians by just 30 votes is calling for a recount.

Patrick Lambert, the executive director of the Cherokee Tribal Gaming Commission, won 1,824 votes in the election. That wasn't nearly enough to defeat incumbent Chief Chief Michell Hicks, who had 1,854 votes.

Another election was tight. Dewayne “Tuff” Jackson lost his bid for the tribal council by just three votes -- and his sister-in-law says election workers are to blame.

Get the Story:
Challenger calls for recount in Cherokee vote (The Asheville Citizen-Times 9/8)

Relevant Links:
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - http://www.cherokee-nc.com
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, site 2 - http://www.nc-cherokee.com
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, unofficial - http://www.easternband.com

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