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Utah Candidate Claims Stay-Home Order Cost Her A Ballot Spot

SALT LAKE CITY  — A Utah House candidate from Ogden has sued Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, claiming his stay-home order cost her a place on the upcoming primary ballot.

The Standard-Examiner reported that Republican Lorraine Brown filed the lawsuit Friday insisting she would have been able to collect the 1,000 required signatures if not for the stay-at-home policy implemented March 12 amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Brown wants the signature gathering deadline extended to Wednesday. She said she continued to receive signatures past the original April 6 deadline and has collected more than enough to be granted a spot on the ballot.

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Herbert and other defendants declined to comment.