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Hearing may put Blaine County election on hold


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Blaine County has set Sept. 19 as the date for a special primary in its county commissioner election, but a hearing on July 25 might change that.

U.S. District Judge Philip Pro of Las Vegas ruled in March that the Blaine County commissioners had to draw up new voting districts in the county. After he approved the plan they submitted, the commissioners decided to appeal his decision.

"We will have a hearing on July 25," Commissioner Don Swenson said today. "I believe what will come out of that is whether the judge will stay the election or not."

Pro's ruling was the result of a lawsuit filed...

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