U.S. District Court Won't Order a New Democratic U.S. Senate Primary in Tennessee

On August 16, U.S. District Court Judge Kevin Sharp refused to order a new Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate in Tennessee. Larry Crim had charged that the primary was flawed and should be re-run. The case is Crim v Tennessee Democratic Party. See this story. The basis for the denial of relief is apparently a technical flaw in the Complaint, which was only filed the day before the hearing.

As noted previously, the person who won the Democratic primary has already been disavowed by the state party, but the state party itself has not taken any legal action to replace its nominee. UPDATE: see this story, which describes the hearing and is unusually funny for an article that describes an election law matter.


  1. Everyone, Roseanne is having eye surgery and can’t seem to get us more names for the Cabinet. If anyone has good/new ideas/names, we need new people. This is a good opportunity to elect up to 18 names to the parliament’s national Cabinet from any party/category/independent and any state!

    Everyone, here’s Prime Minister Roseanne Barr’s Twitter re the Cabinet shake up: “Roseanne Barr @TheRealRoseanne Tweet me ur full name & position u want 2fill in my cabinet-compiling names!”


  2. J.D. FARGO · · Reply


  3. Jim Riley · · Reply

    Isn’t it subterfuge to sue the the state election commissioner rather than the State of Tennessee simply to get the case into federal court?

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