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New ‘Bona Fide’ Voter Law Challenged

A new law that goes into effect next year will require polling places to post prominent, yellow signs warning voters they must cast ballots in the correct primary—the one they are a “bona fide” member of—or face possible Class C misdemeanor charges.

But the law is not without its challengers. A group of Tennessee voters and the League of Women Voters has filed a federal lawsuit against the state, alleging there is no legal mechanism to determine if a voter is a bona fide Republican or Democrat.

Among the plaintiffs is former Knoxville mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Victor Ashe who told reporters, “This new law, I find it rather shocking because it allows someone other than me to decide if I’m a bona fide member of the Republican Party, What is a bona fide Democrat or Republican? It’s not defined. How does a citizen obey the law?”

Until now, Tennessee has note required voters to…………..

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