Over 17,000 people in Davidson County have already voted absentee. The deadline to request this ballot for the August primary election is Thursday, and county officials expect more will sign up. But, many registered voters still have worries about the process.
For the first time, Tennessee’s State Capitol Commission is likely to vote for the removal of the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest. The monument to the Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan grand wizard has been inside the building since 1978.
Some Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee want to expand absentee voting this year. In a letter to Gov. Bill Lee and Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Senate Democrats claimed this will help protect voters from coronavirus.
Nearly 30 home sales in Tennessee have been disrupted by letters making bogus claims on property titles. Tennessee’s Secretary of State Tre Hargett says it’s not clear what motivation is behind the letters, but his office is treating them as a possible new scam.