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US Judge Asked To Block Nevada's Mail-In Primary Election

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's statewide primary is scheduled in June but what that looks like in a pandemic and how voters cast ballots will be decided in the courts.

The conflict involves lawsuits at the state and federal level, both major political parties and voters with divergent political views who argue their constitutional rights will be violated under current plans for the June 9 primary.

For the first time in Nevada, it would be conducted predominantly through the mail. A U.S. judge plans to hear arguments in Reno Wednesday from competing lawyers for Democrats and conservative voting rights activists who oppose the plan for different reasons.