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Blaine County special election will go on, court rules


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A federal appeals court has ruled that a special primary election for a new county commission district in Blaine County must go on this month.

"Everything as it stands now will go forward," Blaine County Commissioner Art Kleinjan said today.

Five people have filed for the special election, which will take place Sept. 19. All have filed as Democrats.

County Commissioner Vic Miller said the county is prepared to conduct the election.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Sept. 3 denied Blaine County's motion to stay the election. Blaine County had asked that an election not be held until t...

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