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Congressman Cohen calls for replacement of election administrator

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The Shelby County Election Commission passed a "no confidence" resolution against Holden just last month. The Shelby County Election Commission passed a "no confidence" resolution against Holden just last month.
SHELBY COUNTY, TN -

(WMC-TV) – Congressman Steve Cohen is calling for Shelby County Election Administrator Rich Holden to be replaced.

Cohen addressed a group Wednesday morning as a guest speaker at Memphis Councilman Myron Lowery's 23rd annual prayer breakfast.

He said there's no doubt of problems within the election commission, dating all the way back to 2010.

"When the public doesn't have faith in the election process, that faith needs to be restored and the way to restore it is to replace the election commissioner," said Congressman Cohen.

The Shelby County Election Commission passed a "no confidence" resolution against Holden just last month.

Commissioners say the vote was prompted by an internal audit that revealed high-risk failures in the commission.

 

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