UNOFFICIAL CHEROKEE CHIEF RESULTS: Bill John Baker wins, 10,633, to Chad Smith's 9,099. That's 53.89 percent, to 46.11 percent. This does not include approximately 150 challenged ballots, which will be tallied later today.
Tahlequah Daily Press has the story. It appears the vote total was over 19,000 versus about 15,000 the last election. Strong feelings of shenanigans seems to have brought the voters to cast out Chad Smith