Judge rules Nashville polls open until 8 p.m. at all Davidson County locations, five sites open until 10 p.m.

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The ruling came at the request of four of the top Democratic presidential campaigns after a tornado hit the city early Super Tuesday morning.
A Davidson County judge Tuesday afternoon ruled that polls can remain open until 8 p.m. CT at all sites across Nashville.

Polls were originally set to close at 7 p.m. CT. Five polling sites will remain open until 10 p.m. CT.

Those five sites are:

Election commission office;

Howard Office building;

Cleveland Community Center;

Donelson Presbyterian Church;

Pearl Cohn High School.

The ruling came at the request of four of the top Democratic presidential campaigns, along with the Tennessee Democratic Party. The groups filed suit in a Nashville court on Tuesday to extend poll times amid heavy tornado damage throughout the city.

On Super Tuesday afternoon, lawyers representing the campaigns of Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren filed for a temporary restraining order in Davidson County Chancery Court, said attorney Stephen Zralek.

The lawsuit is against Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and the Davidson County Election Commission, said attorney Dave Garrison, working on behalf of the state Democratic Party.

Hargett's office declined to comment. Jeff Roberts, the Davidson County elections administrator, was unavailable for comment.

Zralek, who is representing the Biden campaign, said the group is asking for polling places to remain open until 10 p.m. CT. Polls are scheduled to close at 7 p.m.

The motion was filed around 3:30 p.m. and is being reviewed by Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle. Garrison said a response is expected around 4:30 p.m.

Tornado damage has shuttered 21 polling places in Nashville, leading to long lines at alternate "super sites" that now must accommodate an unexpected influx of Super Tuesday voters.

In the complaint, the attorneys argue that because polls that were…
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