Hargett draws fire in U.S. Senate committee on state’s resistance to expanded absentee voting

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 22, 2020 8:02 PM CT

Hargett called for more federal funding for election procedures in the pandemic without Washington putting any conditions on state election officials in the process. Lawmakers questioned him closely on the state's opposition to expanded absentee balloting even after it was ordered by a state court. 

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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