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Ballot Loser Files Suit Against Senator Bennett

Ballot Loser Files Suit Against Senator Bennett

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- U-S Senator Bob Bennett is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit from ex-convict Cody Judy, who ran against Bennett in the November election -- and got only 16 votes.

Lawyers for Bennett say Judy has no basis for alleging that election irregularities contributed to his loss by more than 600-thousand votes.

Judy says voters got no pencils at the polls to write his name on the ballot. He also complains voters weren't made aware he was a write-in candidate.

Judy filed suit earlier this month against Bennett and state elections officials.

Judy spent eight years in prison for using a purported bomb to try to get former LDS general authority Howard W. Hunter to declare him the true prophet of God. The drama unfolded in a public appearance at Brigham Young University in 1993.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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