Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fincher Reacts to Election Commission Vote

State representative Henry Fincher of Cookeville calls it part of a Republican "assault" on the election process. He's referring to a move by the 50 Republicans in the state House of Representatives to give their party control of the state Election Commission. The bill would add two Republicans to the state election commission, which now has a 3-2 Democratic majority. With the 50-45 approval of the House Wednesday, the bill, which has already been approved in the state Senate, now goes to the governor. On the floor of the House, Fincher said, "They may have the votes, (but) it's not right. I'm not going to be part of it."