Nashville election officials say their systems ran smoothly this month and that they’re hopeful that they’ve increased public trust in voting. In certifying the city’s election results Thursday, they noted lessons learned about accommodating COVID-positive voters and what it takes to process more than 34,000 mail-in ballots.
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.
Joe Biden will address the American people as president-elect after a win in Pennsylvania put him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold on Saturday. Biden’s speech is scheduled for 8 P.M. Eastern Time (7 P.M. Central), and you can watch it live here.
With chants of “four more years” and “Fox News sucks,” hundreds of President Trump’s most devoted supporters gathered at the Tennessee capitol on Saturday afternoon. They prayed for the president’s legal challenges to the election, shortly after it was called for former Vice President Joe Biden by multiple media outlets, including Fox News.
Turnout will set a new record in Tennessee, topping 3 million votes. But there were still plenty of residents who sat out this election — including those who did so intentionally.
Tennessee’s new record for voter turnout largely did not affect the balance of partisan power in the state. Tennessee voters cast about 3.1 million votes this election, according to unofficial results posted by the state of Tennessee. That shatters the previous record in 2008 — when 2.6 million voters cast ballots for John McCain or […]
Tennessee voters have elected the first openly gay members of the General Assembly. Two of the three LGBT candidates who ran were elected Tuesday.
A competitive Tennessee Senate race in Nashville has gone to the Democratic challenger, Heidi Campbell. As of the end of Election Night, she held a 4-percentage point lead over Republican incumbent Steve Dickerson.
John Little will be the next Nashville school board representative for the Donelson and Hermitage areas.
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.