Nelson: What do Trump and Tennessee’s Democratic Party have in common? Disdain for constitutional democracy

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 17, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

The Democratic voters of District 90 were going to have a choice in August about their nominee for state representative, which is what constitutional democracy is all about. But the state party’s executive committee denied them that choice by striking John DeBerry’s name from the ballot. 


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