UPDATE: CN Supreme Court has ruled: Thursday night's recount certification stands.
UPDATE: Officials at CN holding an emergency hearing this morning at the election board. Chief Chad Smith's campaign seeking to de-certify yesterday's recount. This is after a full hand recount showing his "election" by 7 votes was a sham..... The Tahlequah Daily Press is reporting that all media has been removed by Election Commission Chairman Roger Johnson.
There seems to be something fishy going on in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
First result, Bill John Baker wins, suddenly Chad Smith, the incumbent finds 20 votes to be declared Principal Chief. A court ordered recount and Bill John Baker wins by 266 votes. The election commitee has some explaining to do don't you think?
Is their motto, A LIE IS AS GOOD AS THE TRUTH, if you can pull the wool over their eyes?
A court-ordered recount of last Saturday's principal chief election of the Cherokee Nation indicates challenger Bill John Baker defeated incumbent Chad Smith by 266 votes. What? Not 10, not 20 but 266 votes?
Those recount tallies were just certified by the election commission.
The Tahlequah Daily Press will have the full story tomorrow. They have been terrific in getting the word out