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Members of three Oklahoma tribes go to the polls

Members of three Oklahoma tribes went to the polls over the weekend. Here are the results, as reported by The Oklahoman.

Internationally recognized artist and former state Sen. Kelly Haney [Web Site] was elected principal chief of the Seminole Nation with 61.5 percent of the vote. Voters also elected 27 members to the general council.

Voters of the Cherokee Nation re-elected incumbents Delton Ray Cox and Joe Ed Coley to the council. Incumbent E.J. Johnson was ousted with just 10.7 percent of the vote. A run-off will be held for his seat. Anthony Glen Dillard was also elected.

The Kiowa Tribe held a disputed election but the attorney for a group of tribal members who weren't allowed to vote is going to ask the Bureau of Indian Affairs not to recognize the results.

Get the Story:
Seminoles elect Haney as chief (The Oklahoman 7/12)

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