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Expelled Tennessee Democrats Win Special Elections

USA Today reports: Four months after an expulsion vote thrust the pair into the national spotlight, Democratic state Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson formally won reelection Thursday to their seats in the Tennessee General Assembly. Republicans voted to oust Jones and Pearson from the legislature in April after they interrupted House proceedings with a gun-control protest. But the two …

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Second Expelled Dem Rep Reappointed To TN House

Memphis’s CBS affiliate reports: The Shelby County Commission voted Wednesday to reappoint Justin J. Pearson to the state House seat from which he was expelled. All seven commissioners present voted yes on the reappointment. Commission Chairman Mickell Lowery said he believes the expulsion of Pearson by House Republicans was conducted in a hasty manner, and ramifications for the state are …

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TN Dems Push To Reinstate Second Expelled State Rep

Reuters reports: Tennessee Democrats on Tuesday will press for the reinstatement of the second of two state representatives who were expelled for leading a rule-breaking gun policy protest on the floor of the statehouse, after the first was reinstated on Monday. Justin Jones pumped his fist and declared “power to the people” as he returned to the state House of …

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