Spirit Lake Nation cancels recall election for council member

The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota won't be holding a recall election on Friday after all.

Tribal members in the Saint Michael district went to the polls last week in a recall against Mardell Lewis. But since the vote was a tie, the tribe scheduled a second election.

Chairman Russ McDonald, however, canceled the vote. He said the tribal constitution requires a majority vote to recall a council leader, something that didn't happen in this case.

Lewis was accused of abusing her authority and mistreating her constituents, charges that she denies.

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