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Cherokee Nation anticipates results of election by Wednesday





Unofficial results of the Cherokee Nation election for principal chief probably won't be known until Wednesday, The Muskogee Phoenix reports.

Ballots are being accepted until tomorrow under a court agreement involving the Cherokee Freedmen, who are the descendants of former slaves. The election commission anticipates the counting process will take three days, so the results will come later than expected.

Certified results of the race between Chad Smith, who was the incumbent, or Bill John Baker, a tribal councilor, are expected on Friday.

Get the Story:
Ballot count to take three days (The Muskogee Phoenix 10/6)
Carter Center Democracy Program oversees CN election (The Cherokee Phoenix 10/7)
AG investigation clears Smith of accusations (The Cherokee Phoenix 10/7)
Black Cherokees Lose 13th Amendment Battle (Courthouse News Service 10/6)

An Opinion:
Don Stroud: Cherokee leaders have oath to uphold (The Muskogee Phoenix 10/6)

Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Decision:
Cherokee Nation Registrar v. Nash (August 22, 2011)

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