St. Joseph County Election Board contradicts Indiana’s two-primaries legislation

SOUTH BEND — A state election official says solely two individuals may attraction the St. Joseph County Election Board’s ruling to permit candidate Bruce Mitchell Jr. on the Could main poll: Mitchell himself or the person who challenged his eligibility.

Former St. Joseph County Treasurer Mike Kruk, who additionally served 9 years on the county council, filed a proper problem to 32-year-old Mitchell’s candidacy for South Bend Widespread Council. Each males are Democrats, although Kruk is 71 and retired.

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The obvious contradiction of a brand new Indiana legislation and the county’s determination Wednesday to permit Mitchell on the poll left at the least one Election Board member puzzled as to what could occur subsequent.