MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two groups in Tennessee say they’ve witnessed multiple legal violations by election officials and are asking a court to intervene.
The Tennessee Black Voter Project and the Memphis branch of the NAACP said in a news release Tuesday that their representatives witnessed the violations during a public records inspection at Shelby County Election Commission Operations Center.
Elections Commission administrator Linda Phillips said in a statement it appears the Tennessee Black Voter Project intentionally withheld completed voter registration forms it had collected until the Oct. 9 deadline to try to “create chaos.”
The Black Voter Project said the commission earlier falsely accused it of submitting mostly invalid forms.
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NAACP counsel Alex Wharton said the group wants the Election Commission to help voters of all races cast ballots without unnecessary barriers.