The lawsuits have gone mostly after the state’s requirements to apply and receive an absentee ballot, causing some confusion during the final stretch of the November presidential election. To clarify any doubts, here’s a breakdown of the status of the lawsuits and the rulings.
Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday he is signing two executive orders that repeal all COVID-19-related restrictions on businesses and crowd sizes in 89 counties across the state, and he’s encouraging the remaining six large counties not covered by those orders to do the same.
In June, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld legal protections for thousands of participants in DACA, many celebrated. But, thousands of young immigrants in Tennessee are still in a legal limbo, despite meeting all the criteria to be part of the program.
Recent court rulings have created a lot of confusion regarding who can request mail-in ballots and voting in general.
Gov. Bill Lee has rejected Metro Nashville’s request for an additional $83 million in COVID-19 relief funding. During a press conference on Thursday, Lee cited Metro’s decision to continue imposing restrictions on businesses as one reason not to accept the request.
WPLN News has joined ProPublica’s Electionland project to report on issues that prevent Tennesseans from voting.
As people start requesting absentee ballots, some Tennessee voters have noticed something unusual: The bottom part of the form published by the Secretary of State has a notice saying voters could receive a reward if they report a case of voter fraud.
Young people all across Tennessee have taken on the streets to protest racism and police brutality. And, as a crucial election approaches, some of them are now focused on making sure they also vote.
Owners of entertainment venues and restaurants say relief is needed to help the artists and workers that depend on them.
The Tennessee Department of Education released on Wednesday its school outbreak dashboard, a day after missing a deadline to make the data public on Tuesday. In a news release, Commissioner Penny Schwinn says the platform protects the health and privacy of students and school community members.