published Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Justice Department to monitor Nashville vote Tuesday

U.S. Justice Department officials will monitor the polls in Nashville during Tuesday’s election, the department announced today.

Davidson and Shelby counties are two of 51 jurisdictions where the nation’s top law-enforcement agency plans to station personnel.

A Justice Department news release didn’t say specifically why Nashville was chosen. But Davidson County Election Administrator Albert Tieche said it was related to training poll workers received last month — first reported by The Tennessean — on how to challenge the right to vote of those they believe may not be U.S. citizens.

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