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Tennessee seeks to appeal, block vote by mail for all ruling

Processing work on mail in ballots for the Pennsylvania Primary election is being done by Tim Vernick at the Butler County Bureau of Elections, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Butler, Pa. Some county and state officials are warning that a flood of mailed-in ballots in Pennsylvania, fueled by fears of in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic, will create a number of problems in Tuesday's primary election that must be fixed before they cause a disaster in this battleground state in November's presidential election. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Processing work on mail in ballots for the Pennsylvania Primary election is being done by Tim Vernick at the Butler County Bureau of Elections, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Butler, Pa. Some county and state officials are warning that a flood of mailed-in ballots in Pennsylvania, fueled by fears of in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic, will create a number of problems in Tuesday's primary election that must be fixed before they cause a disaster in this battleground state in November's presidential election. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)(WVLT)
Published: Jun. 8, 2020 at 10:45 AM EDT
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Tennessee officials are seeking an appeal and an immediate pause to a court's ruling this week that makes all of the state's 4.1 million registered voters eligible to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

Late Friday, the state attorney general's office filed a request in Davidson County Chancery Court to appeal that court's decision and temporary injunction Thursday.

The state questions what will happen if a voter applies for an absentee ballot, then the expansion is later reversed on appeal. The state, meanwhile, updated its website and absentee application Friday to reflect the expansion.

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