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Tennessee voting machine dispute heats up, hinges on court ruling

Staff Report • Oct 5, 2009 at 12:00 AM

NASHVILLE - A dispute over the voting machines Tennesseans will use in the 2010 elections moved from the Legislature into the partisan political arena during the summer and is now the subject of a lawsuit that brings the court system into play as well.

The convoluted situation raises the possibility of creating confusion in the election system during an election year unless the courts or the Legislature can resolve it in reasonably short order.

Resolution of the dispute - at least outside the political arena - could also boil down to whether a court ruling comes before legislative action.

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's web site.

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