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The Navajo Nation votes Tuesday, but not for president




Supporters of Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene out campaigning.
Supporters of Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene out campaigning.
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Tuesday is election day for members of the Navajo Nation. But when they cast their ballot on the nation's president, their votes won't count.

A governmental crisis has emerged over who controls the elections, and it began over whether candidate Chris Deschene needs to know the Navajo language.

Laurel Morales with the Fronteras Desk explains how that led to a tug of war between the nation's Supreme Court and its elections board, and eventually the presidential vote being postponed.