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Ms. Nevada State 2019 Loses Title In Move Tied To Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Ms. America Pageant has taken away a woman's Ms. Nevada State 2019 title and both sides agree it stems from politics.


Las Vegas media outlets report that Katie Jo Williams said she was stripped of the title because she's a supporter of President Donald Trump and that she's a victim of political bias, while the pageant says Williams violated a rule against contestants publicizing their political beliefs on social media related to the pageant.

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Losing the title means Williams is disqualified from competing in the pageant to be held Thursday through Saturday in Long Beach, Calif.