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Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking ballot redesign

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 WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A Waukesha County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that asks that ballots for the November election be redesigned.
   Circuit Judge James Kieffer said Wednesday the lawsuit brought by the campaign committee for state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, both Republicans, was not properly filed.
   Kieffer says the law requires that a complaint first be filed with the Government Accountability Board, not the circuit court.
   The lawsuit alleged the model ballots designed by the GAB were confusing and unfairly benefited Democrats.
   The judge did not discuss the merits of the case in his ruling delivered following a brief 30-minute hearing.

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