"1% Yeagley": Comanches Reject Yeagley by a Landslide
That means that barely one out of a hundred eligible Comanche voters voted for Yeagley. Yes, Yeagley actually got only 1% of Comanche votes.
Yeagley came in an extremely distant fourth place out of four. The leading candidate, Ronald Red Elk, garnered more than four times as many votes.
One Comanche source stated literally every last vote Yeagley got were absentee votes. That suggests two things:
Very few of the tiny number who voted for him knew his actual views. Yeagley quickly realized he had to keep his white supremacy beliefs to himself, and that he had to get naive voters to cast their ballot for him before they could find out about his many notorious positions, from hatred for American Indian veterans to his attacks on the Virginia Tech massacre victims as "cowards".
Or that his tiny amount of support came entirely from people not living in the Comanche community, people who had not witnessed him repeatedly embarass himself with such acts as hiding out from women critics and not knowing the most basic things about Comanche culture.
A few quick reactions to the news:
His message is harmful to all Indians. He perpetuates stereotypes and provides racists with ammunition to attack Indians. The Comanche saw right through this imposter attempting to infiltrate their tribal government.
That is really good news.
You gotta understand that those of us who were not in a position to know his status in Comanche country were holding our breaths because if he had won he would have jacked up his "Indian" pulpit even higher than it is and attacked all tribes from that forum.
-Steve Russell, Cherokee and law professor
Funny how Comanches have never seen any of his family at the meetings. They are from the OKC area, they didn't even show at that meeting.
I'm disappointed he got 100 votes = 100 idiots!
I'll tell you why I'm so dissapointed. There will be a run-off. This is not good. That position has been open for 3quarters of a year and this idiot who's shameless self-promotion of just "being on the ballot" has hindered the progress of my nation.
The winner must get greater than 50% of the vote. Now it will take another 2 months to process another election by that time, whoever runs will be out that year the position has been open.
He cares only about himself. In his deficient un-reality, he thinks good for him is good for others.
His learning curve is about 50 years behind. Our people used to embrace the mascots simple because we wanted others to know we were still here. Today, we are WAYYYYYYYyyyy beyond that imagery. This fool is imbedded in this twisted, early 20th century limited ignorant belief.
Unfortunately to this Yeagley person he will now use this whole thing and prop himself up even more than he does by adding to his Indian resume that he actually ran for a seat somewhere amongst the proud Comanche nation. To white people he will appear more legitimate to them . To his critics this solidifies that he is REGISTERED as he can actually run for a seat reserved only for registered/blooded comanches. Oh well, just another huckster.