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Judge Rules That Attorney General Race Will Not Appear On D.C. Ballot In April

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A District of Columbia judge says she won't require elections officials to print the attorney general race on the April 1 primary ballot after the D.C. Council has voted to postpone the race.

A lawyer for Paul Zukerberg, the only Democratic candidate for attorney general, argued that his client would be irreparably harmed if he isn't on the primary ballot, but a city lawyer disagreed. The judge ruled to not require election officials to print the race on the primary ballot. Officials had said they needed a decision before sending the ballot to the printer this week.

Zukerberg filed a lawsuit after Council members voted to postpone the race until 2018. The position is currently a mayoral appointment, but city voters approved a 2010 ballot measure that called for residents to elect their top attorney starting this year.

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