Mark Goins

Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; August 30, 2012:  Last week it came to our attention that the electronic poll books used in the August 2 primary election in Davidson County, TN, defaulted to the Republican ballot, possibly affecting thousands of voters. Read the whole story here. Since then, Tennessee Citizen Action has called upon the […]

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A new system that checks in voters before they cast ballots had glitches during the recent primary, and the irregularities could have troubling implications if the system is launched statewide, Tennessee Citizen Action’s Mary Mancini said Monday. Mancini, executive director of the left-leaning public advocacy group, said three elected officials and at least two registered […]

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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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Officials on both sides of the debate over the state’s new voter ID law are pointing the blame at each other about who, exactly, is disenfranchising voters. Liberal advocacy groups like Citizen Action say the lawmakers who agreed to turn away voters who show up at the polls without a government-issued photo identification are at […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release, July 27, 2011: Campaign to Educate Public about Photo ID Requirement for Voting The Tennessee Department of State has launched a campaign to educate citizens about the new photo identification requirement that will go into effect for elections held in the state after Jan. 1, 2012. After that date, people […]

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