Andrea Zelinski lays down the facts about primary voting in Tennessee at TNReport.
Tennessee taxpayers will fork over an estimated $4.5 million this week administering elections for the two major parties.
But as a matter of state law, the decision as to who can and cannot participate in the partisan festivities is ultimately left to party officials and not the government. For that matter, there’s no guarantee the majority will get to decide the winners and losers.
UPDATE 10:46 a.m. EDT: Corrected spelling of Andrea Zelinski’s name.