The Tahlequah Daily Press is reporting that the IN PERSON votes have been tallied and the results thus far are: Bill John Baker 6,223 and Chad Smith 4,046.
There were 12,000 requests for absentee ballots. (In June, 75 percent of the approximate 8,000 absentee ballots were returned, so obviously, this tally will take some time.) Percentiles for now: Baker, 60.6 percent; Smith, 39.4 percent.
Local Cherokee know that Chad stinks like a fish, but will outlanders have enough votes to carry him through?