Governor: Fear of COVID-19 no reason for mail-in absentee ballots

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 13, 2020 9:50 AM CT | Published: May 12, 2020 5:47 PM CT

Gov. Bill Lee and state Election Coordinator Mark Goins say fear of catching COVID-19 does not qualify as a reason to vote by mail as the state faces two legal challenges of its absentee ballot rules.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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