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D.C. Judge: AG Race Won’t Be on April 1 Ballot

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WASHINGTON — A District of Columbia judge says she won’t require elections officials to print the attorney general race on the April 1 primary ballot after the D.C. Council has voted to postpone the race.

A lawyer for Paul Zukerberg, the only Democratic candidate for attorney general, argued Thursday that his client would be irreparably harmed if he isn’t on the primary ballot. City lawyers disagreed and the judge agreed in a ruling Friday. Officials had said they needed a decision before the ballot was sent to be printed Friday.

Zukerberg filed a lawsuit after councilmembers voted to postpone the race until 2018. The position is currently a mayoral appointment, but city voters approved a 2010 ballot measure that called for residents to elect their top attorney starting this year.

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