Pigeon Forge voters approve liquor by the drink

Pigeon Forge voters approve liquor by the drink

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The Sevier County Election Commission says 1,035 ballots were cast ahead of election day in the current voting. The Sevier County Election Commission says 1,035 ballots were cast ahead of election day in the current voting.

PIGEON FORGE (WATE) - Pigeon Forge voters returned to the polls Thursday voting in favor of allowing liquor by the drink sales inside city limits.

952 voters were for the measure, while 798 were against.

The Sevier County Election Commission says 1,035 ballots were cast ahead of election day.

Voters approved liquor by the drink in the November election, but the vote was thrown out after Concerned Citizens and Churches of Pigeon Forge (CCCPF) sued the election commission.

Chancellor Tellford Fogerty ruled voters living outside of the city had been allowed in November to vote on the issue.

CCCPF pointed out that 289 more people voted than there are registered voters in the city.

The judge concluded there was no intentional fraud in the election, but the results were "incurably uncertain."

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