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Unofficial tally shows Swett new chairman of Lumbee Tribe

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Former school administrator Purnell Swett was elected chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina in unofficial results Tuesday night. Swett won 3,371 votes. Tony Hunt drew 2,758 votes, and William Terry Campbell had 649 votes. Swett said he and his committee impressed on his supporters that they had to get out to the polls.