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Hert Disqualified From Democratic Lt. Governor Race

Posted July 10, 2004 10:52 a.m. EDT

— Votes in one primary race will not even be counted.

The State Board of Elections disqualified Curtis Hert in the Democratic race for Lieutenant Governor.

Hert is active-duty military, stationed in Georgia. But he lists his mother's address in High Point as his home. Federal law prohibits military officers from holding most government offices.

That means incumbent Bev Perdue automatically receives the party's nomination.