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Election 2014

Election board found in contempt; Deschene to pay attorney fees

Two justices of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court — the third declining to participate in proceedings — found the Navajo Nation Board of Election Supervisors in contempt of court Friday for failing to remove Christopher Deschene.

Election 2014

Benally denies allegations of violating lease agreements

Dineh Benally, VP running mate to Joe Shirley, Jr., has a history of violating lease agreements.

Election 2014

AZ Senate candidate wants to get back to founding principles

He describes taxes as “theft,” considers gay marriage “debauchery” and doesn’t think abortion should be tolerated under any circumstances.

Election 2014

Tsosie introduces bill to override Shelly’s veto in language dispute

While Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have amended the language requirements of the Navajo Nation Election Code, Council delegate Leonard Tsosie introduced a subsequent bill to override the president.

Election 2014

Who’s on the ballot?

Christopher Clark Deschene’s hopes of becoming the next president of the Navajo Nation have been severely undermined as events unfolded this past week within the tribe to resolve the question of who will be facing Joe Shirley Jr. for the position.

Election 2014

Shelly Vetoes Bill, Deschene Suspends Campaign

Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly vetoed the bill that could have aided embattled and disqualified Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene.

Election 2014

Order of Contempt filed in high court by Tsosie and Whitehorne attorneys against Deschene, election office

While the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors stated Monday that the Nov. 4 general election continues on as is, they, along with presidential candidate Christopher Clark Deschene, have received an order for contempt of court.

Election 2014

Navajo Election Board of Supervisors still has questions on Council bill, Court order

The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors convened most of its special meeting in executive session Monday to discuss the 2014 General Election.

Election 2014

Election board waiting for Shelly’s decision on language bill

Once Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signs or vetoes an emergency bill that amends the language qualifications for elected positions, including the presidency and vice-presidency, the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors will then decide how to proceed with the Nov. 4 general election.

Election 2014

Council passes legislation to let voters decide if candidate is fluent in language

After hours of seemingly endless debating, the Navajo Nation Council voted just after midnight to remove the Navajo language requirement from qualifications to run for Navajo Nation President.