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Navajos to narrow list of 15 presidential hopefuls to 2

By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo voters will decide Tuesday which two of 15 presidential hopefuls they want to advance to the general election. The candidates include incumbent Jonathan Nez, former tribal Vice President Frank Dayish Jr., former tribal Attorney General Ethel Branch, attorney Justin Jones and Buu Van Nygren, the vice presidential candidate from 2018. The candidates' platforms include economic development, ensuring Navajos have basic infrastructure like running water and electricity, and finding ways to preserve the Navajo language. The Navajo Nation is the largest reservation in the U.S., and the tribe is second in population with around 406,000 enrolled members.