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Soccer Stadium Ballot Question Discussed In Court

Judge Jerry Wiese said he’ll rule in a day or two whether opponents of public funding for a soccer stadium in downtown Las Vegas collected enough signatures to get the issue on the June 4 election ballot. 

An attorney for Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers argued in court this morning that the city used the wrong election in calculating the signatures needed. 

The city clerk initially told stadium opponents that 2,306 signatures were needed, based on turnout in the 2013 election. But the city attorney ruled that numbers from the 2011 general election should be used, raising so 8,258 signatures were needed. 

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