The unofficial results are in and the Cherokee Nation Election Commission says the Cherokees have elected Bill John Baker as their new chief. Baker defeated three term incumbent, Chad Smith, by 11 votes.
Read the full story in the Cherokee Phoenix - here.
Message from Chief Baker -
"I’m humbled and honored to be the new Chief of the Cherokee Nation. I want to thank everyone who supported me. Your prayers, hard work and dedication made the difference. I think it's fair to say that every vote counted. We've come far, but we have far to go.
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