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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cherokee Candidate Bill John Baker to File Request for FULL HAND RECOUNT in Election.

Cherokee Nation principal chief candidate Bill John Baker formally announced Wednesday afternoon that he will file a request for a full hand recount of this weekend’s election.

The tribe’s election commission overturned the unofficial results posted on its website early Sunday morning. The unofficial tally -- 7,600 to 7,589 -- listed Baker as the winner by 11 votes, but official figures released by the commission Monday afternoon declared current chief Chad Smith the victor by a 7,609-7,602 margin.

“We demand to know what caused the change in vote tally. We want to know who demanded the change and why,” he said at a news conference. “All Cherokees should demand to know the truth.”

“We also believe that Smith employees went in Sunday morning and came out with new results,” Baker said. “However, we won’t know for sure because we haven’t received the tapes and other information from the election commission that we’ve requested.”

Current principal chief Chad Smith denied Baker’s comments.

“I think you’ll find that nobody went behind the public barrier (at the election commission) from either camp,” he said. (OP: Meaning: My people didn't see anyone else there, LOL)

Earlier Wednesday morning, the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court granted the Baker campaign’s petition for an emergency injunction, requiring the election commission to release certified vote totals by district and for absentee ballots. The court order also required the commission turn over any documentation explaining the difference in vote totals. The court order required the documents to be produced to both campaigns by 11 a.m., but the Baker camp had not had a chance to peruse them prior to Wednesday’s press conference.

Election commission attorney Lloyd Cole of Stilwell filed a motion with the tribe’s Supreme Court at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday to dismiss Baker’s request for emergency injunctive relief. Citing the tribe’s election law, the motion to dismiss states that the commission would not disturb anything in the commission’s secure location until opened by order for recount purposes or by order of the Supreme Court in an election appeal.

Baker has until 5 p.m. today to file a recount request. As per tribal law, there is a $750 fee for each district a recount is requested for and another $750 fee to recount absentee ballots. Baker said the approximately $5,000 will come from campaign funds.

Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=12&articleid=20110629_12_0_ALQAhh780553

11 comments:

smokeybear said...

QUESTION: HOW CAN THEY HAVE A JUST AND HONEST RECOUNT IF THEY HAVE ALREADY STACKED THE DECK FOR BAKER TO LOSE? SOME DECEITFULL "SKUNK" HAS ALREADY RIGGED THE OUTCOME. YOU HIDE AND WATCH AS THIS RECOUNT UNFOLDS. BAKER WILL PAY ALL THIS MONEY FOR A RECOUNT THINKING HE IS GOING GET A FAIR SHAKE AND ALL THE WHILE A FIX IS IN FOR HIM TO LOSE. "CORRUPTION" AT ITS FINEST.

Anonymous said...

What would be the alternative to not seeking a recount? That's tantamount to giving up without a fight.

The Cherokee have a court system. There will be a peaceful demonstration tomorrow, asking for a fair assessment.

Anonymous said...

God bless....and....GOOD LUCK with fair. A court system in Indian Country is not a fair venue for Justice.

Courts in Indian Country reflect what is going on in Indian Country.

Anonymous said...

Sounds just like the rigged elections at Pechanga to always get Macarro voted back in even though no one likes him!

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said...
Sounds just like the rigged elections at Pechanga to always get Macarro voted back in even though no one likes him!

OH, HOW RIGHT YOU ARE. LOOK AT THE PROPOSED RECALL OF MARK. HIS IRON FISTED RULE OF THE PECHANGA MEMBERSHIP HAS THEM ALL RUNNING SCARED. YOU KNOW THEY HAVE ALL BEEN THREATENED IF THEY CROSS HIM. BUT WITH THE EXTENT OF CORRUPTION THAT SURROUNDS HIM, HE WILL BE CAUGHT AND YOU CAN NOT DO DASTERDLY AND ILLEGAL DEEDS WITHOUT FINALLY BEING BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. IT'S WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND AS A CUZ OF MINE SAID. AND HE IS SO RIGHT. YOU CAN NOT STEP IN THE BLOOD OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN WITHOUT TRACKING IT IN WHERE YOU LIVE. THINK ABOUT IT! EVERYONE KNOWS OF HIS SHADOW GOVERNMENT WITHIN HIS MEMBERSHIP, AND ALL THE CORRUPT ENDEVORS HE HAS BEEN A PARTY TO. MARK WILL HAVE HIS TRUE COME-UP-ANCE AND HE HAS BROUGHT IT ON HIMSELF AND HIS HENCHMEN. THE CLOCK IS TICKING FOR "MARKS" JUST REWARD, AND HE HAS TRACKED IT IN WHERE HE LIVES.

Anonymous said...

The recall of Mark Macarro was led by the so called Concerned Pechanga People, the very people who led the charge against the Hunters and the Manuela Mirandas.

They are actually worse then Macarro but not that I wouldn't want Macarro's butt kicked to the curb

Anonymous said...

The recall letter was writen by Yolie and Raymond Basques. I dont know who els helped. the plan was to get rid of Mark and then Andy would take over.Now remember that Andy has tried twice to be the chair and mark has won so far. Now in this time of the recall letter Andy was smoosing senoters with the promise of him being the next chiar.Remember that Andy, Raymond and Yolie is of the Leyva line.

Anonymous said...

Leyva line... Thives, liars, fellons, born of wicked!

Red flag! Red flag! Red flag!

Pechangaredbrother

Anonymous said...

Well , I guess you know nothing about hunter and Manuela mirandas (against) for what ! Mark M is also part of pechanga same as us ! So what are you talked about?He has very Lil blood we do have more than his he known what truth about one day you will see in future then stup up! Soon we will made the movies and the book tell the true story! Can't wait!

stand your ground said...

ANONYMUS ABOVE...
please use spell check...thank you

Anonymous said...

anonymous!LOL

No teasing messengers; message still getting across. Interesting to 'hear' authentic voices.