Groups sue to expand absentee voting in Tennessee amid virus

Associated Press

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Campaign Legal Center filed the Tennessee lawsuit on behalf of two voters and five organizations, including Tennessee’s NAACP chapter and the Nashville African American voting rights group The Equity Alliance. The lawsuit also seeks to block two other Tennessee laws. One makes it a misdemeanor for civic engagement groups or people to help voters obtain requests for applications for absentee ballots. Another does not give voters the chance to fix absentee ballots rejected due to signature mismatch procedures.

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