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Opinion | Tennessee knows they have the Arlington boundary all wrong | Richard Ransom

Richard Ransom explains why he believes the state of Tennessee and others know they have the Arlington boundary all wrong.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Election Commission has never been accused of being a profile in courage and they didn't disappoint Monday night.

They know the state has it wrong, that the Census Bureau probably screwed it up and that Lee Mills' wife, Amber, is currently an elected Shelby County Commissioner. 

Not to mention nearly 200 of their neighbors do live in Shelby County. 

Commissioners absolutely could've, and should've, stood by their earlier decision and let Mills be a candidate for District 99 representative. But they didn't.

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You can forgive voters for being suspicious something more sinister is at work here. If they are delays, and a judge or judges don't issue a ruling by June, it will likely be too late for Mills to get on the ballot. As you saw, Mills is optimistic that won't happen.

It's good Arlington's better late than never mayor has finally gotten involved, asking for county government and the Census to resolve this. You can't help but wonder why it took Mills running for office to expose this problem in the first place.

Posted by Mayor Mike Wissman, Arlington on Monday, April 25, 2022

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I'd love to hear what you think. Join the conversation by email (rransom@abc24.com), or my Facebook and Twitter pages.  

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