Guadagno again says Carl Lewis can’t be on New Jersey Senate ballot

    If this keeps up, Carl Lewis will still be in court after the general election.

    Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno yesterday ruled the Olympian cannot appear on New Jersey’s Senate ballot. This is nothing new from Guadagno, who, in her role as secretary of state, handed down the same ruling earlier this year.

     

    The latest decision goes like this: Guadagno says the federal appeals court order to keep Lewis on the ballot while a judge considered whether Lewis can run applied only to the Democratic primary.

     

    Now that that’s over, Guadagno says Lewis does not qualify to appear on the general election ballot. Lewis’ lawyer has scheduled a hearing in U.S. District Court for Friday to appeal the latest ruling.

    At issue is whether Lewis meets the four-year residency requirement to run for state Senate, since he’s lived and voted outside the state in recent years.

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