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Judge rules soccer stadium issue will go on ballot
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LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers won his fight to get the proposed downtown soccer stadium on the June ballot.

After hearing the case on Wednesday, District Court Judge Jerry A. Wiese III ruled Friday that the 2,306 signatures were enough to get the issue on the ballot.

Councilman Beers filled a lawsuit on Jan. 30 to sue the city over the number of signatures needed for a petition because city leaders initially told Beers he needed more than 2,300 signatures, but previously, the city clerk's office said it made a mistake and that the actual minimum number of required signatures was more than 8,200.

Councilman Beers requested an extension to collect the additional signatures, but the city's attorney claimed the clerk's office doesn't have the authority to grant that request. On Jan. 30 the Clark County Elections Department said Beers' petition failed to qualify for the ballot.

However, Judge Wiese disagreed and ruled that the Clerk of Court had to accept the 2,306 signatures collected to get the soccer stadium issue on the ballot.

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