JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - Former Tennessee Congressman Lincoln Davis and his wife were turned away from their polling place thanks to a registration mix up.
Davis called the situation "crazy" because everyone in Fentress County knows him. He said he has not missed an election since 1964.
Elections officials in Fentress and Pickett counties said Davis was purged from the Fentress rolls after the state sent a notice that he was registered in Pickett.
That was an error. Davis has voted in Pickett under the special category of property rights voting that allows him to vote in local elections only.
He lives in Fentress and should have been registered there for state and national elections, such as Tuesday's presidential primary.
In addition to Congress, Davis has served in the Tennessee Senate and House.
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