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(WMC-TV) - More drama in the Shelby County Commission District 6 race. A candidate kicked off the ballot, after her residency was questioned, is now suing the Election Commission.

Moore: "What are you doing? Who are you?"

Melvin Harris: "I live down the street."

Moore: "Well, you go home and mind your own business!"

That conversation is part of a series of events that led to the decertification of former Shelby County Commission Candidate Edith Ann Moore. Now, according to Chancery Court documents, Moore says the Election Commission was wrong for taking her off the ballot. Moore's attorneys are asking the courts to put her name back on, and to block the May 6 ballot from being certified until this is all resolved.

You might recall, after viewers told Action News 5 Moore did not really live in her Raleigh home, Kontji Anthony went to check and found no one there. The next day, Moore was there with contractors, and Memphis Light Gas and Water installed a power meter.

After our reports, the Election Commission decertified Moore. The lawsuit says Moore bought her home in 2011, moved into her home January 10, 2014 and that she does live at the home in District 6. It also says Moore's opponent, Willie Brooks, filed the initial complaint.

"I'm not privy to the lawsuit. That's between Miss Moore and the Election Commission. My focus is on the campaign and to represent the people of District 6," said Brooks.

During a phone call, Election Commission Chairman Robert Myers told Action News 5 that the commission feels they took the proper action and will let the legal process take its course.

Brooks told Kontji Anthony that she had no comment, and to contact her attorney. Moore's attorney has not yet responded.

The documentation can be found by clicking here.

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