Comanche Nation calls another election after results contested

The Comanche Nation Tourism Center in Lawton, Oklahoma. Photo from Facebook

The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma has scheduled a new election after all of the losing candidates contested the results.

According to the unofficial results from the September 24 election, William Nelson Sr., won the chairman's post, and Jonathan Poahway and Eddie Ahdosy won committee seats.

But the tribe's election board called for a new vote on December 3 after all three of the losing candidates filed a challenge, The Lawton Constitution reported. Owens alleged various irregularities, the paper said.

Separately, the tribe is hosting a general council meeting on October 15 to consider a recall of Secretary / Treasurer Jerry Tahsequah, The Comanche Nation News reported on Facebook.

The chairman's post has been vacant following the retirement of Wallace Coffey in February. He led the tribe for a total of 25 years over six terms in office.

The tribe has since been unable to choose a new chair. A series of elections and run-offs have been held, starting in May, but the results have been repeatedly invalidated.

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