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Tue October 7, 2008
TN Election Officials Can't Change Ballot for State Senate Race
By Carrie Pond
Nashville, TN – Tennessee election officials say there's no way to put state Senator Rosalind Kurita's name on the ballot for the November 4th election, and have asked her court case be dismissed. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports Kurita has asked Nashville's U-S District Court to remove Tim Barnes' name from the ballot as the Democratic nominee for 22nd District State Senator. Democratic Party leaders chose Barnes as its nominee after his campaign challenged Kurita's win in the primary election. State Elections Coordinator Brook Thompson says the district's three counties have already printed or purchased absentee ballots, and estimates it would cost roughly 40 thousand dollars to reprogram voting machines and revise and re-mail ballots. If it is not dismissed, judges will hear the case Friday.