Tennessee GOP Loses Fight Against Voting By Mail

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports:

Tennessee must give all of its 4.1 million registered voters the option to cast ballots by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Thursday.

Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that the state’s limits on absentee voting during the pandemic constitute “an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution.”

The decision upends a determination by Republican Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s [photo] office that fear of catching or unwittingly spreading the virus at the polls wouldn’t qualify someone to vote by mail.