Navajo Nation council tables election funding bill

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 24, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.



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FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo lawmakers have temporarily set aside legislation that would have funded a special presidential election.

The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1B1tGhg) that the Navajo Nation Council on Tuesday tabled a bill requesting more than $280,000 in election funding.

Delegate Walter Phelps motioned for the legislation to be considered Dec. 30, giving the council more time to deal with other bills related to the election.

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court ruled Dec. 17 that the special election must be held by Jan. 31.

The presidential race was separated from the Nov. 4 general election after Chris Deschene (des-CHEE'-nee) was disqualified in a language fluency case. Begaye replaced him.

Russell Begaye replaced Deschene but became the subject of a grievance that has since been dismissed by the court.

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Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com

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