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8/24/09

Protests go against Secretary of State's policy, says Lubbock County Wins

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock County Wins says Lubbock voters should get what they want. On Friday we told you, the TABC said a string of protests could delay the permit process by three months or longer.

Melissa Pierce with Lubbock County Wins says the protests go against the Secretary of State's alcohol election guidelines. "On the Secretary of State's website, it addresses all the issues that the protesters have a concern with. And so I think if anyone goes and looks these up, regarding election contests, it's clearly spelled out to them what is supposed to happen. For one, the protests weren't filed properly, the second thing is TABC does not determine whether a county is wet or dry - they're into code enforcement, that's not their job. The Secretary of State is the one who is in charge of elections and it specifically spells out that Lubbock County voters overwhelmingly approved this back in May."

Pierce says if citizens would like to voice their concerns on this, they should contact their local state representative.

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