Judge wants reason why Lewis can’t be on New Jersey Senate ballot

    A day after Secretary of State, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno ruled Carl Lewis doesn’t meet the residency requirements to run for New Jersey Senate, a federal judge is ordering Guadagno to show why Lewis should be excluded from the primary ballot.


    NJ.com reports U.S. District Court Judge Noel L. Hillman wants an explanation from Guadagno, Attorney General Paula Dow and the three county clerks within the 8th Legislative District where Lewis wants to run as to why the Olympic medalist can’t be on the ballot.

    Ballots are set to go out tomorrow, but Hillman is seeking an injunction to stop the delivery until the matter is settled. Lewis plans to appeal Guadagno’s decision, and therefore may be eligible to run.

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