Monday, May 2, 2011

New Jersey Rules Carl Lewis Can’t Run for Senate

Your Black World reports

Olympic medalist and New Jersey state senate candidate, Carl Lewis, has been ruled ineligible to run for office by the courts once again.

Having grown up in Willingboro, Lewis announced in April that he is running for the 8th District state Senate seat as a Democrat.


On the basis that Lewis does not meet a residency requirement, three judges on a state appeals court ruled that New Jersey's secretary of state, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, was justified in preventing Lewis from being on the ballot.

A four-year residency requirement is constitutional, but Lewis is appealing this decision.

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