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Re: “Further Questions About Linda Phillips

This article breaks further news: i.e., that Phillips' son used to work for ES&S, our current machine vendor and the vendor who won the new contract last Thursday.

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Posted by SJM on 05/10/2020 at 1:47 PM

Re: “What’s Next as Tennessee Restarts Its Economy?

Great overview.

Posted by SJM on 05/07/2020 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Election Commission Attorney Shares Office with Voting-Machine Lobbyist

Just the latest example of a repeatedly troubled process. They've changed their position multiple times on when the public can see the vendor proposals, but the whole thing is shrouded in unnecessary secrecy. They claim state law requires secrecy but Knox County (which recently adopted hand marked paper ballots) was more open,

We need hand marked paper ballots for secure, voter verified elections. Email the SCEC at to say so before their 4 pm meeting Thurs 4/23.

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Posted by SJM on 04/23/2020 at 6:44 AM

Re: “Super Tuesday: How the Democrats Line Up — Locally and Nationally

Excelllent, thorough summary of the field. Liked the preview of it with day by day FB posts with excerpts. To judge by the spirited discussion each FB post generated, others felt the same.

Is this going to be a thing now--i.e., lengthy cover stories will be teased by excerpts coming out over social media in the week leading up to publication? I wouldn't mind it myself.

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Posted by SJM on 02/28/2020 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Shelby County Politicians Prepping for Super Tuesday

Good summary of the current state of affairs. Sorry to see main politicos playing it safe with Biden and Bloomberg.

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Posted by SJM on 02/28/2020 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Challenge the Candidates

Indeed. At the very least, each candidate--esp. an incumbent--owes the voters a clear answer on each of the above issues.

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Posted by SJM on 08/22/2019 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Allan Wade: Fast Man With a Phrase

So glad some attention is finally being given to this. The arrant disrespect shown ordinary citizens who dare question the Council is appalling.

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Posted by SJM on 10/31/2018 at 4:07 PM

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