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Judge won't hold San Juan County in contempt over primary election problems after racial gerrymandering ruling

SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge has refused to hold San Juan County in contempt of court over problems that emerged leading up to the primary election.

The county has been under court oversight and scrutiny following a ruling last year that commission and school board boundaries were gerrymandered along racial lines, making a Native American population majority into a political minority. He ordered special elections this year.


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