published Monday, March 12th, 2012

Former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis sues State of Tennessee over voting rights

Former Congressman Lincoln Davis speaks to supporters and the media in McMinnville, Tenn. in this file photo.
Former Congressman Lincoln Davis speaks to supporters and the media in McMinnville, Tenn. in this file photo.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis is filing a federal class-action lawsuit today against the state on behalf of state residents “improperly purged” from voting rolls.

Davis, a Democrat, said he was denied his right to vote after his name illegally was cleared from the voter registration rolls.

The suit, which names Gov. Bill Haslam, Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins in their official capacities, argues that the state’s purge violated Davis’ and others’ 14th Amendment due process rights.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Ansley Haman...

Ansley Haman covers Hamilton County government. A native of Spring City, Tenn., she grew up reading the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga Free Press, which sparked her passion for journalism. Ansley's happy to be home after a decade of adventures in more than 20 countries and 40 states. She gathered stories while living, working and studying in Swansea, Wales, Cape Town, South Africa, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn. Along the way, she interned for ...

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