Republican DA who championed voter suppression loses reelection

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By Alex Henderson In Memphis, a Democratic city in a deep red southern state, Republican District Attorney Amy Weirich became the face of voter suppression when she aggressively prosecuted an African-American woman, Pamela Moss, for trying to register to vote after a felony conviction. But Weirich’s days as a prosecutor in Shelby County, Tennessee are coming to an end; on Thursday, August 4, Weirich lost the Shelby County DA’s race to Democrat Steve Mulroy, a University of Memphis law professor. Weirich, earlier this year, pushed for a prison sentence for Moses, who had been convicted of a fel…

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