Nevada Supreme Court removes Schaefer from ballot

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Updated: 4/16/2014 10:19 am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a state controller candidate from the June primary ballot because of his residency status.

Justices unanimously agreed with a lower court ruling that Democratic candidate John Michael Schaefer is not qualified to run for the constitutional office.

The secretary of state's office challenged Schaefer's eligibility after obtaining information that he was registered to vote in California and last year ran for the Los Angeles City Council.

Under Nevada law a candidate for controller must be a resident for two years before being eligible to seek the office.

Schaefer's ouster from the ballot leaves Assemblyman Andrew Martin as the only Democrat in the race.

Three Republicans also are running to replace termed-out Democrat Kim Wallin.

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