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The D.C. Council's decision to delay the election of an independent attorney general is backfiring. An appeals court has ruled the city must hold the election as soon as possible.

In 2010, D.C. voters went to the polls and overwhelmingly supported a referendum creating an elected attorney general position. That election was supposed to take place this year, but in a close vote last year, the D.C. Council voted to delay the election for at least four years.

The move was challenged in the courts by lawyer Paul Zukerberg, who declared his candidacy and gathered enough signatures to make the ballot.

Zukerberg ultimately prevailed. The Appeals court, in its ruling, wrote that it "rejected the ... argument that the electorate's intent should be given little if any consideration."

The court says the election must be held as soon as possible.

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