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Nebraska Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Bob Krist, Name Will Appear on Gubernatorial Primary Ballot


The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in favor of Domina Law Group client Bob Krist, whose name will remain on the ballot this May for the Democratic gubernatorial race.

His candidacy was challenged earlier this year by Tyler Davis, a fellow Democratic candidate for governor, who claimed that Krist’s declaration that he was running as a Democrat violated a state law that requires candidates to change their parties before the first Friday in December the year prior to the election.

Attorney David Domina addresses the crowd.

“We are pleased the Supreme Court agreed with our legal arguments on behalf of our client Mr. Krist and we wish him the best in his election efforts,” said attorney David Domina, who represented Krist.

While Krist did not declare as a Democrat by that time, he did switch his party affiliation to nonpartisan from Republican on September 3, 2017 before formally registering as a Democrat on February 12 of this year.

“One who has no ‘political party affiliation’ cannot change his or her ‘political party affiliation,’” noted Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican.

Krist initially changed his voter registration with the intention of running for governor as an independent candidate or forming a new political party, but ultimately decided that too many statutory roadblocks existed for this approach.

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