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Court says tossing out Democrat election administrators was ok

10:07 PM, Feb 27, 2013   |    comments
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A US District Court judge says it was okay for Tennessee Republicans to toss out Democrats who were election administrators across the state.

That happened in a number of counties, including Knox, after Democrats lost their majority at the State House in Nashville.

A dozen former election administrators filed suit, claiming their constitutional rights were violated when they were replaced with Republicans. But, in an order this week, Judge Kevin Sharp said the position is political, and local election commissions are within their right to replace an administrator because of their party affiliation.

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