Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has accepted a plea deal to a drunk driving charge. The “best interest” plea allows the defendant to accept a guilty verdict without admitting guilt at a trial.
Early voting for the Aug. 4 election kicks off Friday. Here’s what you need to know.
Early voting starts this Friday for state and federal primaries in Tennessee — and this year’s ballot will be longer than usual. The state’s top election official is urging voters to take advantage of this two-week period to cast their ballots early.
DUI arrest of Tennessee’s secretary of state raises concerns about use of state vehicle
Tennessee Democrats are starting to question Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s use of a state vehicle when he was arrested for driving under the influence last weekend. An arrest warrant shows Hargett was stopped shortly after leaving a bar in Tullahoma, Tenn., after riding on lane markings and rolling through a stop bar. He “performed […]
Tennessee Legislature Re-Appoints Hargett As Secretary Of State Despite Opposition From Democrats
The Tennessee General Assembly has re-appointed Tre Hargett as secretary of state, though some Democratic members of the state House and Senate are saying they have lost faith in him.
Tennessee Electors Vote For Trump; Lee Still Doesn’t Recognize Biden As President-Elect
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.
Tennessee Voters With Disabilities Still Face Barriers At Polling Sites
A new report by the Tennessee Disability Coalition found that Tennessee has the second-lowest turnout of voters with disabilities and that many of the challenges this community faces can have easy solutions.
Fear Your Absentee Vote Won’t Count? Election Official Says No Need To Worry If Instructions Are Followed.
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.
Here’s What To Expect In This Week’s Vote To Remove A Confederate Bust From The Tennessee Capitol
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.