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Opinion: How is the Aug. 6 election screwy? Let me count the ways, Part 1

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 20, 2020 6:06 AM CT | Published: July 20, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
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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.”

Local elections ought to be straightforward affairs for voters. Here are six ways our leaders always deny us this right – three today and three tomorrow.

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