“Tonight we had a third count of every vote, and for the third time we got a new number. With almost 40 more ballots counted this evening than were counted on election day- many with erasure marks or white out on them- there are more questions than ever.
The Supreme Court has asked the candidates not to release any numbers and we respect and will abide by their order. With a razor thin margin separating my opponent and myself, I look forward to going to court on Tuesday, and sorting through this mess.
The Cherokee People have lost faith in what Chad Smith called a “fatally flawed” process and I am hopeful that we can find a means to make sure that it is the will of the Cherokee People who elect our Chief.”