Governor refuses Black Caucus’ request for universal absentee vote

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: May 28, 2020 5:45 PM CT | Published: May 28, 2020 5:42 PM CT

Despite COVID-19 cases continuing to spread statewide, with Tennessee counting 373 more Thursday, Gov. Bill Lee is rejecting a request by the Tennessee Black Caucus to issue an executive order allowing universal absentee voting.


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Sam Stockard

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


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