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January 31, 2015

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North Las Vegas election stalled by court order

A North Las Vegas City Council meeting to discuss a special election in Ward 4 was postponed until next Tuesday following a court-issued temporary restraining order.

The restraining order was issued late Thursday afternoon on the heels of a lawsuit filed earlier this week by Wade Wagner to halt a council-ordered new election in the race for the Ward 4 council seat.

Wagner won the seat over incumbent Richard Cherchio by a single vote in the June 7 general election. However, five days later the Clark County Elections Department found one invalid vote had been cast.

The city council voted on June 15 to hold a new election in Precinct 4306, where the invalid vote had been cast.

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  1. What is the intended purpose of the temporary restraining order? It won't change the outcome of the issue. The court didn't declare a winner. Either the people vote again or nothing happens. Which would mean that the voters wouldn't have a representative on the council. That's because both candidates can't hold the office. Let the people vote again and decide rather than have some court decide or a flip of a coin. The people should have a right to pick their council person.

  2. Mark---Totally agree with you!!