Restraining order issued in battle over mailers endorsing candidates in Memphis elections

Local Elections

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Restraining orders were handed out at polling places across the city of Memphis Thursday amid a dispute over mailers.

The Shelby County Democratic Party took matters to a judge after a mailer claimed to be the only official Memphis Democratic Party, and listed candidates the party endorses for the election.

We’re told the judge ordered a temporary restraining order against members of the Memphis Democratic Club.

“I find it egregious. It’s misleading, it’s harmful to the democratic process. So I’m concerned they’re disregarding a judge’s orders and continue to pass out these ballots,” said community activist Hunter Demster.

The order says the group would be in contempt of court if they continue to pass out the so-called fake ballots.

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