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Monday, December 03, 2018

Republicans want to change Tennessee election rules
State Republican Party leaders want Tennessee lawmakers to stop the state's open party primary system by enacting a law requiring voters to declare their political party affiliation on registration forms and also register by party if they want to vote in a GOP or Democratic party primary election. A resolution calling on the GOP-controlled General Assembly to pass a law aimed at stopping "cross over" voting was approved Saturday by Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee meeting. Republican members also approved a second resolution calling on lawmakers to increase the number of signatures from registered voters that candidates must gather in order to run for public office. The current requirement is 25 signatures whether running for a town council or governor or U.S. Senate. Republicans want to raise the number of required signatures to 1,000. The State Executive Committee also wants a state requirement for a special election to be called in the case of a vacancy within 45 days of the general election. Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden said, "these common-sense resolutions will help maintain the integrity of our elections and elect the best-qualified Republican candidates to federal, state, and local offices."


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