carl lewis

*In New Jersey, former Olympic champion Carl Lewis has won that state’s 8th Senate district nomination.

However wrangling continues over his status as a citizen of the Garden State – Republicans filed a complaint in April, alleging that Lewis is not a resident of the state.

The track and field star voted in California in 2009, and they point to four-year state residency requirements.

Bill Tambussi, Lewis’ lawyer, says the former Olympian’s primary residence is in Medford, NJ, and that the political residency requirements are both ‘unconstitutional and unenforceable.’

A federal court this month remanded the issue back to a lower court, which allowed Lewis to run uncontested for the Democratic nomination.

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