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Norman Deschampe re-elected as tribal chairman


The general election for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa was held Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Band members went to the polls at the Old Log School from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to vote for one four-year position—tribal chairman. Running for the chairman seat was incumbent Norman W. Deschampe, opposed by Donovan Dahmen. Deschampe held on to the tribal chairman seat with 74.77 percent of the vote.

Voter turnout was quite low, with only 214 enrolled band members casting ballots. Deschampe received 81 votes at the Old Log School polls and 79 absentee votes for a total of 160. Dahmen received 34 votes at the polls and 20 absentee votes for a total of 25.23 percent.


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