Ms. Nevada State 2019 loses title in move tied to politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Ms. America Pageant has taken away a woman's Ms. Nevada State 2019 title and both sides agree it stems from politics.

Las Vegas media outlets report that Katie Jo Williams said she was stripped of the title because she's a supporter of President Donald Trump and that she's a victim of political bias, while the pageant says Williams violated a rule against contestants publicizing their political beliefs on social media related to the pageant.

Losing the title means Williams is disqualified from competing in the pageant to be held Thursday through Saturday in Long Beach, Calif.

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