Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mescaleros Demand Recall Vote.(New Mexico)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

Petition Targets Tribal President

MESCALERO A group of activist Mescalero Apaches turned in a petition Thursday demanding a recall election of tribal President Sara Misquez.

Under the tribal constitution, a petition signed by more than 25 percent of the tribe's roughly 1,900 eligible voters forces the Tribal Council to schedule a recall election between 25 and 40 days of the petition's receipt.

The petition contains 552 signatures, about 72 more than necessary, said Carleton Palmer, a Tribal Council candidate and one of a group of Mescaleros critical of Misquez's administration.

Palmer and several other Mescalero Apaches, including Tribal Council candidate Dorene Fernando and Misquez critic Rufina Laws, presented the petition to the council. …

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