KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Jackson County judge has ruled there will be no new election in the Missouri State Legislature race between John Rizzo and Will Royster.
Royster asked the judge Tuesday for voters to go back to the ballot box.
Royster took on Rizzo for the Democratic race in Missouri's 40th House District.
The 40th District covers Kansas City's northeast neighborhoods.
Royster lost the primary race to Rizzo by a slim three vote margin.
But Royster said at least 30 votes were cast illegally in two precinct polling locations, one at the Kansas City Museum and the other at Garfield Elementary.
Some votes, Royster says, weren't properly signed and certified and others were cast illegally by one interpreter for several Somalis.
Royster's lawsuit suggest the votes were being cast for Rizzo, as at one point a Somali man brought a Rizzo yard sign into the polling place.
On Tuesday, Royster brought to the stand the interpreter.
Several election judges also took the stand; they claimed they complained to their supervisor.
Missouri law only allows one interpreter per voter.
The Jackson County judge made the preliminary ruling that there will be no new election.
A recount is at the Election Board Wednesday at 9 a.m.
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