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  Perez can't be taken off ballot, officials say
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Last EditedU Ole Polecat  Aug 29, 2006 08:23am
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News DateTuesday, August 29, 2006 02:20:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionState elections officials sent word to Maryland's highest court Monday that it would be "impossible" to adhere to its order to remove attorney general candidate Thomas E. Perez from the ballot in time for the Sept. 12 primary.

Instead, elections officials asked the Court of Appeals to allow them to prominently post signs at polling locations and send inserts with absentee ballots to voters warning that a vote for Perez would not count.

On Friday, the appeals court disqualified Perez from the race because he did not have the constitutionally-mandated decade of legal experience in Maryland. Perez, 44, spent most of his career working as an attorney for two federal agencies in Washington. He was not admitted to the Maryland bar until 2001.
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