Guadagno says Lewis can’t run for New Jersey Senate

    Update at 4:45 p.m. Guadagno has ruled against the judge, saying Lewis does not meet the residency requirements to run for New Jersey Senate.

    “(Lewis) did not yet own his home in New Jersey, did not otherwise live in New Jersey, did not file his taxes in New Jersey, was not registered to vote in New Jersey and did not have his business in New Jersey,” NJ.com reports Guadagno as stating.

     

    WHYY’s Phil Gregory will have the full report later.

    Original report: Carl Lewis is expecting to hear his fate today. Secretary of State, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is due to rule whether the Olympic medalist can run for the New Jersey Senate.

     

    Lewis is being challenged by GOP opponents who say that because he voted in California in 2009 and 2010, Lewis does not meet New Jersey’s four-year residency requirement to run for office.

    A judge said last week Lewis should be able to run. Guadagno will agree or disagree, and the decision can be appealed.

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