Letter to the editor: Navajo Board of Election Supervisors: people are highest political authority

To the editor:

The Navajo Board of Election Supervisors (NBOES) has a responsibility and obligation to ensure that all election process are done in a fair and impartial manner, free of corruption, intimidation and fraud.

Within the past two weeks, outside interests have attempted to disrupt and to interfere with this orderly election process.

The board recognizes that every citizen has certain basic rights. These rights are guaranteed under the Navajo Bill of Rights.

Furthermore, our men and women in uniform have and continue to make sacrifices, to protect these basic rights, which includes the right to vote and choose their leader, who will represent them at all levels of government.

The board can do no less than the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the right of the people to choose their own leaders.

The board honors and recognizes that the people are sovereign. They are at the highest form of political authority.

The board honors and respects its oath of office "and will to the best of their ability preserve and defend the laws and government of the Navajo Nation and advance the interest of the Navajo people, having due regard for the ethical duties and responsibilities of the office, so help me God."

In the meantime, the election process is still ongoing in accordance with the election laws.

Navajo Board of Election Supervisors:

Wallace Charley, Chairman

Tom M. White, Jr., Vice-chairman

Norman L. Begay

Harry D. Brown, Sr.

Michael Coan

Lenora Fulton

Frannie George Hardeen

Ruth Watson

Jonathan Tso

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