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Judge denies Leech Lake election contest petition

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The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has announced that the petition to contest the results of the June 8 General Election have been denied.

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Election Judge Heidi Drobnick handed her decision down Friday afternoon stating "the contesters failed to prove that sufficient irregularities occurred which affected the outcome of the June 8, 2010, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe election as required under Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Election Ordinance 10. The results of the June 8 2010 Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Election are hereby affirmed."

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