According to the Connecticut Post, a federal judge has refused to order the state to conduct a new election in Derby, where Mel Thompson, an independent candidate for mayor, was left off the ballot.

Thompson who brought the lawsuit alleged negligence and fraud against town officials and defamation against a handful of bloggers and commenters. According to the Connecticut Post, the judge, “quickly whittled down the rambling 35-page lawsuit by throwing out the negligence, fraud and defamation charges, saying that all the defendants are state residents there is no federal jurisdiction.”

Click here to read the Connecticut Post’s article or here to read about the relief over at Connecticut Local Politics.