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City council committee votes 'no confidence' against Shelby Co. election administrator

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The vote by the city council follows a "no confidence" vote by the Shelby County Commission, in addition to Congressman Steve Cohen's call for Holden to be ousted. The vote by the city council follows a "no confidence" vote by the Shelby County Commission, in addition to Congressman Steve Cohen's call for Holden to be ousted.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis City Council committee passed a "no confidence" vote Tuesday against Shelby County Election Administrator Richard Holden.

This follows a "no confidence" vote by the Shelby County Commission, in addition to Congressman Steve Cohen's call for Holden to be ousted.

The Election Commission has had a series of problems dating back to 2010.

Earlier this year, a school board election was overturned after 3,200 voters received the wrong ballot.

A state audit revealed that "poor judgment and mistakes" were the reason for the early voting problem.

The no confidence vote has no impact on Holden's job standing.

The Election Commission has said in the past they already issued recourse for the problems when Administrator Holden was placed on a three day unpaid suspension.

The committee vote must still go before the full council.

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