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Russell Begaye, who had the third highest votes in the Navajo Nation’s primary election and replaced former presidential candidate Chris Deschene, has made plans to announce his running mate today.

Western Navajo’s delegation will get a least three new faces as a result of Tuesday’s election.

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.