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Navajo man seeks spot on presidential ballot

A Navajo Nation man is fighting to be placed back on the tribe's presidential ballot.

Navajo officials say Vern Lee, 52, doesn't live on the reservation as required by election law. His home is in Kirtland, about one mile from the border.

At a hearing to appeal his disqualification from the ballot, Lee said traditional law supersedes election law. He said his home is within traditional Navajo territory as defined by the four sacred mountains.

He also said the original Dinetah, or homeland, is not located within the current reservation boundaries.

The Navajo Nation Office of Hearing and Appeals will make a decision whether to place Lee back on the ballot within 10 days. Lee says he make take the case to the Navajo Nation Supreme Court if he loses.

Get the Story:
Lee appeals ballot decision (The Farmington Daily Times 6/14)

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