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Bid To Oust Four SD Superior Court Judges Fails

— Four Christian lawyers have lost their bids to oust four San Diego Superior Court judges.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, incumbent judges Lantz Lewis, Joel Wohlfeil, Robert Longstreth and DeAnn Salcido handily beat the conservative attorneys who ran on a "Better Courts Now" ticket.

Vowing to be God's ambassadors on the bench, Craig Candelore, Larry "Jake" Kincaid, Bill Trask and Harold J. Coleman Jr. garnered no more than 35 to 40 percent of each race's vote.

Critics say the campaign aimed to pack courts with judges who adhere to a religious agenda, threatening both the impartiality of the court system and the separation of church and state.

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