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NASHVILLE — State Rep. David Shepard says he personally contacted state Election Coordinator Mark Goins during early voting to address a wrong ballot problem affecting at least two voters in Dickson County. The situation mirrors the issues plaguing Shelby County, where an analysis shows more than 2,000 ballots have been cast in the wrong races during early voting.
“This serious revelation underscores our reasons for seeking a statewide review of early voting ballots,” said Brandon Puttbrese, communications director for the Tennessee Democratic Party. “It’s obvious the wrong ballot blunder is much bigger than state officials wanted to admit, but there has to be accountability in our elections.
“Wrong ballots threaten everything sacred about our elections,” Puttbrese said. “At the very least, voters who’ve already been cheated and betrayed deserve an honest assessment of this problem from election officials — warts and all. The consequences of ignoring the scope of this failure are just too great.”
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