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Tennessee Democrats Expelled For Protesting Gun Violence Win Back Seats In Special Election

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2023
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Tennessee state Reps. Justin Pearson and Justin Jones won back their seats in a special election Thursday, the Associated Press reports, earning landslide victories after the two lawmakers were expelled by their colleagues for protesting gun violence after a mass shooting at a Nashville elementary school. Pearson earned approximately 94% of the votes in Tennessee’s House District 86, which includes parts of Memphis, against Independent candidate Jeff Johnston, as reported by the Shelby County government with all precincts reporting. Jones earned approximately 78% of the votes in House District 52,...

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