Judge will hear GOP’s challenge to Lewis’ New Jersey Senate run

    Update 3 p.m. Lewis has acknowledged voting in California until last year and paying taxes there until recently, but says he’s held a New Jersey drivers license since 2006.

    Update 1:15 pm: Lewis is testifying now, but it could be Thursday before a decision is made in his residency challenge.

    Original report: An administrative judge today will listen to the New Jersey GOP’s challenge to Carl Lewis’ Eighth District Senate run. The GOP announced the challenge last week, saying the Olympian does not meet the four-year residency requirement.

    The judge will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. A decision is due Thursday, and can be appealed, as the Associated Press reports.

    Lewis is a Willingboro native, but the GOP says because he voted in California elections in 2009 and 2010, he qualified as a California resident, and therefore, could not have been a New Jersey resident at the time.

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