Saturday I published this detailed diary: TN-09 Black Dem Voters in Memphis Illegally Stripped of Voting History. Be sure to read the extended part that details how Shelby County uses a different system to count votes depending on where you live and by race and party.
Todays follow-up is how the local Memphis Democratic Party and Press are handling this issue:
News Channel 3 Memphis: Blog: Black, Democrat Voter History ErasedAs you may know, Shelby County, not a friend of voter rights, and prone to disenfranchising voters - article from 2010:
Robert Myers Chairman of the Shelby County Election Commission said they began looking into the issue Thursday.....But Commissioner Monger said this last issue requires more than an internal investigation, “With us being frankly consistently inconsistent we need to take a look at all of our systems. We need outside eyes just to give us a take on the standards that we have.” “Whether that’s the EAC, the Department of Justice we have to look to an outside agency at this point. We’ve done several internal investigations, relative to various issues, and these issues continue to happen,” said Monger.
Democrats Get Fired-Up at Meeting on Election LawsuitRelated Links
MEMPHIS, TN - The Democrats aren't going down without a fight. After the Election Day mishap that possibly turned away thousands of voters, they say there was more behind the problem than the Election Commissioners want to admit. The Democrats held a heated meeting Thursday night where they rallied their supporters.
The day after new Shelby County leaders were sworn into office, Democrats filing a lawsuit stand by their cries the election be declared null and void. Thursday night they talked about what they're going to do about it, and they’re fired up.
It was a packed house at the Bloomfield Baptist Church in South Memphis, a familiar cry from former Shelby County Sheriff candidate Randy Wade.
“When you bend and break the bowls of justice, you're gonna hear from me,” Wade told the crowd of hundreds.
Daryl Lewis was one of those turned away at the polls. He's filled out his affidavit, filed the lawsuit, and he's ready to see some results.
Memphis Councilman Calls Out Problems At The Polls (with video link)
Democrats Want Investigation Into Shelby County Election Problems (link not working)
Shelby County Sheriff Controversy Over Voting Problems (link not working)
Crowd Comes Out to Address Voting Problems in Shelby County
Election Problems: Voters Upset (link not working)
Democrats Claim Voting Machines Can Be Altered (link not working)
Confusion At The Polls (link not working)
Shelby County Election Commission Releases Its Findings On Election Day Problems (link not working)
Shelby County Democratic Party