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Navajo Nation primary election canceled as council overrides president's veto


FARMINGTON — The Navajo Nation Council approved an override of tribal President Jonathan Nez's veto to cancel the primary election for the Navajo Nation.

This year's election will determine seats for chapter governments, boards and other offices. Because of the coronavirus, the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors recommended canceling the Aug. 4 primary election and conduct the general election on Nov. 3 by plurality vote.

The idea received the council's backing in June but was vetoed by Nez this month.


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