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Navajo officials urge Utah attorney general to investigate officials who took activist Willie Grayeyes off the ballot


August 24, 2018

In the wake of a court ruling reinstating a tribal member’s San Juan County Commission candidacy, Navajo Nation officials are pressuring the Utah attorney general’s office to investigate and prosecute county officials in connection with their decision to boot Bears Ears activist Willie Grayeyes from the ballot.

Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge David Nuffer concluded that County Clerk John David Nielson improperly backdated an official complaint to support his finding that Grayeyes did not live in Utah despite the Navajo Democrat’s longtime voter-registration record in the Beehive State. For tribal representatives, the case is further proof that county officials have rigged the political system against Navajos.


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