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Navajo elections director agrees to postpone Presidential race

In this Oct. 3, 2014 file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene greets supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

In this Oct. 3, 2014 file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene greets supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) ai??i?? The elections director on the Navajo Nation says he will scrap Tuesday’s presidential election and hold the contest at a later date.

The announcement came amid a dispute over a requirement that candidates be fluent in Navajo to run for president. Candidate Chris Deschene’s was disqualified from the race after refusing to show he met a requirement to speak fluent Navajo.

But his name was still on the ballot, and early voting has already started.

The Navajo election board wants to hold the election Tuesday. 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