My video of the Oct. 13, 2014, Navajo Board of Election Supervisors meeting finally uploaded to “Navajo Election Board opposes removal of Chris Deschene from voting ballot”… As you will hear and see, the NBOES discussed at length why each of them believed that their decision to continue with the Navajo Nation Nov. 4, 2014, General Election and to keep a disqualified presidential candidate, Chris Deschene, and his running mate, Fannie Atcitty, on the Nov. 4, 2014, voting ballot.
On Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, the Navajo Nation Supreme Court issued an ORDER for an Oct. 20, 2014, hearing on an Oct. 14, 2014, WRIT OF MANDAMUS filed by the attorneys for presidential candidates Dale Tsosie and Hank Whitethorne against the Navajo Election Board and Navajo Election Office to compel the board and office to comply with the Navajo Nation Office of Hearings and Appeals Oct. 9, 2014, DECISION, which found that Deschene failed to meet the qualifications for a presidential candidate. The Monday hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Navajo Division of Transportation Naataani Board Room in Tse Bonito, N.M.
The Supreme Court noted in its order for the Monday hearing, “The parties are to keep in mind that this action is a matter of enforcement and not a matter of Deschene’s qualifications, which have been fully adjudicated.”
The court, in its hearing order, also granted an Oct. 16, 2014, petition by Deschene to be a part of the Writ. The Writ names Deschene but only as a party of interest.