Navajo Supreme Court orders Navajo Election Board to remove name of Chris Deschene from ballot

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court decided in a 2 to 1 opinion that a Writ of Mandamus was needed against the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors to force them to comply with Navajo election laws, which mandates that a disqualified candidate be removed from the ballot. The Supreme Court’s DECISION, which was issued a few minutes ago, stated that NBOES shall comply with the Navajo Office of Hearings and Appeals decision on Oct. 9, 2014, which disqualified presidential candidate Chris Deschene.

Supreme Court Associate Justice by Designation Irene Black was the dissenting vote.

Deschene was outside the Navajo Council chambers informing his supporters about the Supreme Court’s decision.

He told his supporters that it was up to the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors to decided to remove him from the ballot.

Deschene said that he would be issuing a press release.

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