Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

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Court rules Tennessee in violation of order requiring absentee ballots


A Tennessee judge has ordered the state to comply with a June 4 ruling that required it to make absentee voting available to every eligible voter for all elections in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Tennessee, and Dechert LLP had successfully brought the challenge so Tennesseans could protect their health and participate in their democracy during the highly contagious and deadly COVID-19 crisis.

The groups were back in court today, however, arguing the state was in direct violation of that ruling by explicitly instructing local elections officials to refrai...

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