Chancellor refuses to back off universal absentee ballots

By , Daily Memphian Published: June 10, 2020 5:52 PM CT

A Davidson County chancellor is allowing an appeal but refusing to lift an order requiring the state to offer absentee ballots to all voters worried about catching COVID-19 at August and November elections.

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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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