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Former Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie says his successor wasn't eligible for the job, based on a tribal constitutional provision limiting those with felony convictions from seeking top elected posts. Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic via AP

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Former Hopi chairman challenges eligibility of successor

The new chairman of a small northern Arizona tribe entered the race despite a provision in the tribe's constitution that prohibits anyone with a felony conviction within 10 years of declaring candidacy from doing so.