- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by city of St. George organizers on a procedural issue, saying that Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn had “done his job” when counting signatures on the group’s incorporation petition.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1IFdrNw ) Judge Wilson Fields threw out the lawsuit Monday.

St. George leaders filed the lawsuit at the end of June, disputing the registrar’s count that they were 71 votes short of the needed 17,859 signatures to get the proposed new city on the ballot.

Failing to get the required signatures meant the St. George movement, which had sought to create a new city in the southeast part of East Baton Rouge Parish, would need to wait two years before starting again.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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