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Cherokee Nation expected to start recount for close chief's race

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is expected to start a recount for the principal chief's race.

According to the election commission, 15,211 people voted. Of those, 7,609 went to incumbent Chad Smith and 7,602 went to Bill John Baker.

"We demand to know what caused the change in vote tally. We want to know who demanded the change and why," Baker said yesterday, The Tulsa World reported. "All Cherokees should demand to know the truth."

Smith said he expects the results to be upheld.

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Recount In Election For Cherokee Nation Chief To Begin Thursday (News on 6 6/29)
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