Alcohol vote finalized in Pine Ridge - KOTA Territory News

Alcohol vote finalized in Pine Ridge


The results of a historic vote on the Pine Ridge Reservation are official.   

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission performed the final vote canvass this morning, resulting in 1,871 in favor of legalizing alcohol on the dry reservation and 1,679 no votes.

On Tuesday, August 13th, a majority of voters approved the measure, but the outcome was left hanging because of 438 challenged ballots that were more than the difference between the yes and no votes.

Election Commission Chairman Francis Pumpkin Seed says AIM Grassroots, a group against alcohol legalization, filed an injunction to void the election through tribal court on Sept. 3rd.

Pumpkin Seed said tribal judges will dismiss the case because all challenged final elections must go through supreme court.  

The tribe will use the profits from alcohol for education and treatment centers.

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