District 14 Candidate Requests Recount in Close Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Race

Cherokee-Nation-LogoTAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA — District 14 Tribal Council candidate Keith Austin submitted a formal recount request late Monday to the Cherokee Nation Election Commission after certified General Election results showed Austin lost by one vote to candidate William Pearson.

After Election Commission officials tabulated challenge ballots Sunday, results had Pearson with 534 votes to Austin’s 533 votes. Election Commission officials received a formal order from the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court to begin preparation for the recount on Tuesday.

Officials hope to have the recount completed by Thursday, July 2.

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