Judge Deciding If AG Race Will Be Voted on April 1

WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia judge is deciding whether to require elections officials to print the attorney general race on the April 1 primary ballot despite the fact the D.C. Council has voted to postpone the race.

Paul Zukerberg, the only Democratic candidate for attorney general, filed a lawsuit after Council members voted to postpone the race until 2018. The position is currently a mayoral appointment. City voters approved a 2010 ballot measure that called for residents to elect their top attorney starting this year.

Zukerberg’s attorney said Thursday his client would be irreparably harmed if he isn’t on the primary ballot. City lawyers disagreed and the judge seemed inclined to agree.

A ruling is expected by Friday, when the board of elections says it must send the ballot to be printed.

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