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Candidate for District of Columbia Attorney Refiles Lawsuit Over Whether Election Should be Held

Paul Zukerberg, a candidate for Attorney General of the District of Columbia, has re-filed his lawsuit to force the District to hold an election for that post. He originally filed in the District’s own court system, but the D.C. government moved the case to U.S. District Court. The U.S. District Court ruled against Zukerberg on a technicality. Zukerberg has now re-filed, and is back in the D.C. court system. See this story. The story says the first court date won’t be until February 28, but it seems likely Zukerberg can get the case expedited, because the primary is April 1.

The voters of D.C. passed a charter amendment saying that voters would start electing Attorney General in 2014, but the District doesn’t want to hold the election until 2018. The ballot language specified that the first election would be in 2014, but the actual text of the amendment (which wasn’t printed on the ballot) said the city could decide when to start electing that office.

2 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    One more example why ALL ballot questions should be –

    Shall [legal text bill XYZ] be enacted ???

    YES
    NO


    – to END the CORRUPT, EVIL rigging/misleading of ballot questions.

    i.e. voters with some brain cells would have to look at the full legal text.
    The rest can and should vote NO — if they are too lazy to look at such full legal text.

  2. Brandon Magoon

    If the voters said 2014 then it should be 2014. This a no brainer.

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