Ineligible candidate for Richmond mayor refuses to withdraw

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RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A candidate for mayor of Richmond who’s ineligible to serve isn’t withdrawing from the race.

Libertarian mayoral candidate Kamara Gard’s name will appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot after she refused to pull out Tuesday during a meeting with Wayne County Clerk Debbie Berry.

Gard on Friday had indicated she would withdraw after learning her move to a new address just outside the city last month made her ineligible to serve.

Gard said a Richmond street guide she consulted showed her new address was within the city, but the city limits actually are four blocks away.

Berry told the Palladium-Item that if Gard is elected, it would be up to one of the other two candidates in the race to challenge her eligibility to serve.

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