Rapid City, South Dakota (AP)

The tribal election commission has rejected a complaint seeking to remove state Sen. Theresa Two Bulls as a candidate for president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe at Pine Ridge.

Two Bulls and Russell Means received the most votes in the tribe’s primary. Means later challenged Two Bulls’ eligibility to run for tribal president on Nov. 4.

He cited tribal law that prohibits elected tribal officials from also holding state offices or serving on state or county boards.