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’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.
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.
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.