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BISMARCK – A judge has denied a request by a third-party candidate who wanted the results of North Dakota’s 2012 gubernatorial race thrown out on a technicality.

Paul Sorum, who ran in 2012 as an independent candidate, asked the judge to order the secretary of state to remove the Republican and Democratic candidates from the ballot and recalculate the election results, which would have made him the winner with 1.69 percent of the vote.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.