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The Spokane County Republican Party plans to go to court this week in an effort to block the county commissioner campaign of Democrat John Roskelley.
The county GOP filed a challenge to Roskelley's current voter registration on Friday, and asked Auditor Vicky Dalton to remove his name from the ballot for the District 1 commissioner race, where he is challenging incumbent Republican Commissioner Todd Mielke. But an auditor has no authority to strike a name from the ballot, Dalton said, and the party will have to convince a Superior Court judge to take him off the ballot.
"This is a very clear-cut case," Matthew Pederson, county GOP chairman said, contending Roskelley is trying to "deceive voters" with the address.
"It's just politics," said Roskelley.