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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to remove more than 80 Democratic candidates in Dallas County from the November general election ballot.

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In many cases, incumbency assures re-election, but not always. In last month’s Dallas County Democratic primary, three white, male incumbent judges were forced into runoffs. Each faces a woman of color.

Some believe these long-standing judges may be endangered in the county.

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In just three and a half weeks, Texans will begin voting in the nation's first political primary of the year.

And the stakes will depend on what happens next. Just this week, we came out of a federal government shutdown. Now, there's a lawsuit in Dallas County to remove more than 120 Democratic candidates from the state's primary ballot.

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A lawsuit that seeks to remove 128 Dallas County Democrats from the March primary ballot is “completely baseless,” the county party says.

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Dallas County Republicans have filed a lawsuit to remove 128 Democratic candidates from the March 6 primary ballot. 

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While Donald Trump won Texas handily, Hillary Clinton won most of the state’s big cities. Dallas County went blue by a big margin, and Democrats dominated local races. While they flipped a handful of state house seats, Democrats fell short of the gains they had hoped for. In Dallas County, just one seat moved from red to blue.

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Democrats gathered on election night hoping for a big Hillary Clinton win. As the night wore on however, those feelings faded.

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Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins is scheduled to be in court this morning on a four month-old contempt charge. That’s when the D.A. refused to talk about a fraud case despite the judge’s order to do so.