Tribal Council Candidates Blast DOI, Allege Election Fraud

Law360 (June 14, 2018, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Four Nooksack tribal council candidates who lost in a December special election filed suit on Wednesday in Washington federal court, alleging that the U.S. Department of the Interior did not properly oversee the election that they said was fraudulent and likely included ballot stuffing.

The suit is the latest in a long-running dispute over who runs the Nooksack tribe and has a say in tribal matters. Candidates Robert Doucette, Bernadine Roberts and others said that the federal government under the Trump administration abandoned its oversight responsibilities when it accepted the special election results despite allegations that rules were improperly changed and...

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