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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 7, 2014

Maury County’s Election Commission on Monday censured commissioner Lynn C. Nelson of Columbia for voting in the local Republican primary, the Columbia Daily Herald reports. The commission is also asking state officials to consider removing Nelson from office as the vice president of the Maury County Democratic Party. Nelson also served as a Tennessee delegate to the national Democratic Party Convention in 2012. Commissioner Jerry Colley, who voted against the motion to censure, said he believes Nelson did not know a state statute limits voting in a primary to a bona fide member of the sponsoring party or a voter who declares allegiance to that political party.