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Complaint filed asking for new election in county

By Paula Walter

Jessica L. Fallin has filed a complaint in the Chancery Court of Johnson County against the following defendants: Mike Long, administrator of the Johnson County Election Commission; Cheri Lipford, deputy; members of the Johnson County Election Commission: Michael L. Pleasant, Charles McQueen, Eric Taylor, Terry Thompson, Mike J. Fritts; as well as the machine technicians that include John Holloway, Brad Reece, Angie Stout, Rob Southerland and Dr. Brenda Dishman Eggers. Each defendant named in the complaint has to be served and they then have 30 days in which to answer. “No comment,” said Mike Long. “Our Tennessee election laws and our records and returns will speak for themselves.”

According to Fallin, there were voters who expressed concern after the election. Petitions were placed in a few locations around the county, but Fallin explained there were no set number of signatures needed in order for a complaint to be filed against the Johnson County Election Commission. At this time, Fallin believes she has approximately 500 signatures and states there are Johnson Countians around the county with packets who are obtaining more signatures, adding to the list of those who have previously signed. “It’s kind of a county wide thing,” she said. At this time, Fallin is currently representing herself. More...

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Weekly Poll

Do you think there is any evidence to warrant a new election in Johnson County?

Yes. I agree with the issues laid out in the formal complaint.

Yes. Some of the results were too close to take chances.

No. The complaint has no merit.

No. It seems like sore losers are just trying to get a second chance.

I don’t know. A formal complaint has been filed and should be investigated thoroughly.