The Belmont University lawn has been taken over by a giant white tent where reporters will camp out during the debate, spaced out across long tables. The platform for the debate stage is up at the Curb Event Center, complete with individual air vents for the candidates so they don’t sweat under the glaring lights.
Early voting started last week, and thousands of Tennesseans have already voted in person. But there are still WPLN listeners who want to vote absentee yet have concerns about it. So, reporters at WPLN News have been reading your questions regarding mail-in voting and have some new answers.
The Tennessee Historical Commission won’t consider removing the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state capitol until early next year. But some Tennesseans weighed in with public comments at the commission’s meeting Friday.
The university sees this as an opportunity for the world to know more about Belmont. And they know this platform actually works.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is working from home after a member of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19. His office says he tested negative and will quarantine until further notice.
Early voting in Tennessee starts Wednesday, and voters heading to the polls might notice some people inside the voting room watching. This is not abnormal — and they are not random people. In fact, these “poll watchers” have an established role under Tennessee law.
Shelbyville residents are seeing more Ku Klux Klan propaganda appearing around town.
The future of the third presidential debate, hosted by Belmont University in Nashville later this month, is uncertain after the decision by the Commission on Presidential Debates to switch the second debate to a virtual format. But university officials are still hopeful it will work out.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper enters office with a strong mandate from the city’s voters. Nearly 70% backed him and the ideas he championed, which were numerous and detailed: He proudly handed out 46-page policy platform booklets while campaigning.
Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Their only face-off of the 2020 campaign comes with a wave of uncertainty with President Trump undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Follow live updates and fact-checks on the debate.