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Judge approves Blaine voting plan


On the day of the primary election, Blaine County received a decision that changed the makeup of the county commissioner race.

U.S. District Judge Philip Pro of Las Vegas approved the county commissioners' plan to create new county commission districts.

Pro had instructed the commissioners to come up with a new plan after finding that the current system violates the voting rights of Native American voters.

The county had an at-large system, in which all voters in the county voted to fill all three commission seats. Pro's decision limits voting to people living within each commission distric...

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