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Nevada judge will reconsider ruling on GOP primary election

September 28, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas is reconsidering his decision to nullify results of a Republican state Assembly primary because the apparent winner didn’t file campaign finance reports on time.

Clark County District Judge Jim Crockett on Thursday set an Oct. 9 hearing date in candidate Mack Miller’s lawsuit against apparent primary winner Jason Burke.

Burke topped Miller by 122 votes in the June GOP primary for Nevada Assembly District 5 in suburban southwest Las Vegas.

But Crockett earlier this month voided the primary result after Miller argued that Burke was ineligible for office.

State law allows for contesting an election if the winner isn’t eligible.

But the Nevada secretary of state says failure to file campaign finance reports is not an automatic disqualifier.

Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election begins Oct. 20.

Democrat Brittney Miller is the incumbent. She’s not related to Mack Miller.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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