Navajo Council’s attorney representing Election Board in legal battle over disqualification of Chris Deschene

The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors came out of executive session at 11:14 a.m. and by 11:16 a.m., they had adjourned.

Board President Wallace Charley said that the Board and Election office staff would no longer be making statements regarding legal issues surrounding the Nov. 4 general election.

Charley, in a separate interview, said that the Nov. 4 general election is continuing.

He added that the election board has been drawn into “litigation” because of the board’s sole interest “to protect voter rights.”

Charley said that the board’s attorney is the Navajo Nation Council’s attorney, Chief Legislative Counsel Levon Henry.

Navajo Nation Attorney General Harrison Tsosie, who was in the closed door meeting, said that he was not representing the board.

Tsosie added that the board is in a “legal process” and until it has been fully resolved, he cannot make any more comments.

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