Election Commission Fires Tieche

The Davidson County Election Commission voted 4-1 to fire embattled elections administrator Albert Tieche, the Tennessean reports. The decision followed a heated one-hour meeting during which commissioner Jim Grotto tendered his resignation. He criticized the others for seemingly fast-tracking the firing of Tieche. Commissioner chair Ron Buchanan made the motion to terminate Tieche’s contract and appoint deputy elections administrator Joan Nixon as interim.