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Election panel reverses decision on citizenship status

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Davidson County Election Commission members have reversed an earlier decision to review some registered voters' citizenship status.

The unanimous decision came Thursday and was applauded by immigrant rights advocates.

Stephen Zralek of Nashville for All of Us told The Tennessean the vote affirms Nashville as a welcoming city.

The commission had voted 3-2 a month earlier to ask the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to review the citizenship status of people born in other countries who registered to vote after March 1.

Metro Nashville attorneys later questioned the requirement, saying it would violate the U.S. Constitution and the national "motor voter law" in scrutinizing some voters, but not others.

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