Elections

Press release from State Senator Jim Kyle, D-Memphis; September 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Voter participation in Tennessee is critically low, and the barriers to voting are too high, Senate Democratic leader Jim Kyle said Friday. “What’s the difference between a farmer in Iowa and a farmer in Tennessee? A farmer in Iowa can vote for […]

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Statement from Senate State & Local Gov’t Committee Chairman Ken Yager; September 25, 2012:  (NASHVILLE, TN), September 25, 2012 — “There are two state agencies, the Division of Elections and the State Election Commission, which are charged with the responsibility of reviewing this matter and making any recommendation for changes. These are the most appropriate […]

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Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; September 13, 2012:  BORKED According to the dictionary for geeks, something is “borked” when it doesn’t work correctly or misbehaves, generally due to negligence by the person(s) that are responsible for it. So just how borked are elections In Davidson County? Well, we’ll know this afternoon [pdf] after the Davidson […]

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Craig Fitzhugh strikes a calm tone when talking about the prospects for the Democrats in the November election, even as new district lines drawn by the GOP point to a more diminished role for the minority party. “We’re trying to claw back in with some positive people,” the House minority leader said. “We’ll just let […]

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Statement from Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; August 31, 2012:  The fall election season has begun. The Republican National Convention has concluded and the party has nominated two excellent men to lead it through November and beyond: Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan. I was proud to represent both my party and my state […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus; August 29, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Democratic legislative leaders requested in a letter that state election officials delay plans to certify August primary results after alarming reports of voting machines that defaulted to the Republican primary ballot. “Voting apparatus should never default to one party or another,” the […]

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Press release from Tennessee Citizen Action; August 28, 2012:  It has come to our attention that the electronic poll books used in the August 2 primary election in Davidson County, TN, defaulted to the Republican ballot. Read the whole story here. This is unbelievable and outrageous. No piece of any equipment that’s part of any […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus; August 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE – ­Senate Democrats are calling on Secretary of State Tre Hargett to launch a full inquiry into voting irregularities across the state. “There are a lot of questions about the integrity of the August primaries, and voters deserve answers,” said Senate Democratic Leader […]

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Letter from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; August 14, 2012:  RE: August 2012 Elections Dear Secretary Hargett: It is with great concern I write you today. As you are no doubt aware, the elections held on Thursday, August 2nd of this year were plagued with problems ranging from voters not receiving ballots for the correct […]

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Press release from Tennessee Citizen Action; August 9, 2012:  VOTING PROBLEMS ON ELECTION DAY? The past few weeks saw a plethora of election problems and mistakes at the polls in Tennessee. As we venture further into election season, Citizen Action urges all to be proactive in their voter mobilization and education. Everyone should know that […]

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The state’s elections coordinator says he doesn’t have the authority to scrap the results of the Aug. 2 Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, in which a little-known candidate whose “hatred and bigotry” has prompted the party to disavow his candidacy won the nomination. Elections Coordinator Mark Goins said there’s no time to hold a new […]

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Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; August 2, 2012:   If you need actual evidence of how the new “big money in politics” climate might affect things here in Tennessee then look no further than the Democratic primary between Rep. Jeanne Richardson and Rep. John Deberry in State House District 90 in Memphis. The Chattanooga Times […]

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