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In spite of low voter turnout on the Navajo Nation, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Dist. 1) late Tuesday night kept her House seat in a squeaker against the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Andrew M. Tobin.

Not long after the Navajo Supreme Court’s settling of the Navajo Board of Elections’ contempt, and ordering the Navajo Election Administration to take Chris Deschene’s name off the ballot, former Navajo presidential candidate Myron McLaughlin filed a 162-page motion to have Russell Begaye disqualified, with the Office of Hearings and Appeals.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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