When Congress votes on Wednesday to certify the election results of the presidential election, Tennessee will be in a unique position: Both U.S. senators will be voting to overturn the results. Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty have pledged to fight the certification process.
Before the pandemic started, it was clear that Tennesseans were divided politically. But a new Vanderbilt Poll shows the partisan divide is deeper than ever before, especially over questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and the results of the 2020 election.
Tennessee’s 11 electoral votes have been cast for President Donald Trump, but despite a Supreme Court ruling over the weekend, Gov. Bill Lee says he wants to wait until the Electoral Collage results have been formalized to recognize Joe Biden as president-elect.
Electors all across the country will be casting the votes Monday that should certify Joe Biden as the next president. This process will likely draw protests at many statehouses, but the procedure in Tennessee is expected to be controversy-free.
Tennessee is joining the ongoing battle over the presidential election results. The state’s attorney general filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court on Wednesday stating Tennessee’s support of Texas’ lawsuit that challenges results in four states.
As President Trump refuses to concede, many in the Republican Party have defended his decision, saying he has the right to ask for recounts. And they point at the 2000 presidential election as an example of the process being normal.
Like many other Republicans across the country, Gov. Bill Lee is not recognizing Joe Biden as the president-elect. At least for now. Talking to reporters Monday, Lee said there are some processes that have not concluded, like recounts in some states and legal challenges.
President Donald Trump has won Tennessee, earning him the state’s 11 electoral votes. As of 9:50 p.m., Trump had 61% of Tennessee votes, compared to 37% for Democrat Joe Biden, with more than 2.7 million votes tallied.
Flags billowed from car windows and beeping horns blended with a few chants of “four more years,” as hundreds of cars drove past the Tennessee State Capitol for a parade in support of President Donald Trump on Sunday.
In what could be one of his last public disagreements with President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander has defended the work of the country’s top expert on infectious diseases. In a statement and a tweet Monday, Alexander said people should actually be paying more attention to what Dr. Anthony Fauci has to say.