Tennessee has seen a record number of absentee and by-mail ballots this year, and some voters might be concerned about their ballot arriving on time and getting counted. Senator? Meanwhile, Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper is running unopposed in the general election in Tennessee’s 5th District. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Running as an independent, can John DeBerry keep his seat? Carl G. Schneider, former, Maj. Gen. She has also attacked Dickerson for skipping out on controversial votes. TN state election office. In 2018, current U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn defeated former Democratic Gov. Internal polling shows these House races to be competitive. Senator Alexander in 2018 announced he did not plan to seek reelection in 2018. Bradshaw on Monday received Biden's endorsement and has shown an ability to raise money, pulling in more than $630,000, according to recent campaign finance filings. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. There's a way. In House District 90 in Memphis, there's a rematch of the 2018 race — the Democratic primary that is. In Tennessee, county elections officials can begin opening and counting absentee ballots on Election Day. A Tableau/Survey Monkey survey conducted Sept. 30 to Oct. 27 had Trump leading 56% to 42%. But a Vanderbilt University poll in May had Trump holding a 51% to 42% lead over Biden. In Knoxville, Eddie Mannis is a gay Republican on the ballot after successfully fighting an appeal by his primary opponent who asserted he was not a bona fide member of the GOP. There's been little public polling in Tennessee in the presidential race. There's been little public polling in Tennessee in the presidential race. (I) denotes an incumbent. Dickerson, a Never Trump moderate Republican, is being slammed by Campbell's campaign over a federal lawsuit he settled earlier this year regarding false government insurance claims filed through a pain management company he owned. Harris has focused on portraying DeBerry's socially conservative views as out of step with the district. But as mail-in votes are counted (in many states they can’t be counted until after the polls close), a “blue shift” will occur. You will then have two business days after the election to return to the election commission office to show a valid photo identification. Voters in Tennessee must bring a valid photo identification card, which can include a driver's license or photo ID issued by the state of Tennessee, a U.S. passport, a U.S. military photo ID or a Tennessee handgun carry permit that includes a photo. He also said that polling places with lines partially outdoors help. If your absentee ballot was mailed in time for your local election commission to receive it by the close of polls Tuesday, it will be counted. James Mackler, the Democrat who was widely expected to win the race and who was endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, ultimately came in third place in the primary. There's a way. 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Gen. Marquita is building a strong grassroots movement by standing up to big-money politics and challenging the status quo. The candidate list below is based on candidate filing lists provided by the Tennessee Secretary of State on April 3, 2020. RELATED:Tennessee adds options for voters with COVID-19, extra safety measures for Election Day. Or will Torrey Harris take it? RELATED:Running as an independent, can John DeBerry keep his seat? Cook Political Report puts Tennessee as a solid Republican state. All rights reserved. College student IDs, city- or county-issued IDs and out-of-state photo IDs are not accepted. Tennessee may elect its first openly LGBT state lawmaker — or three, State Rep. John DeBerry, the 26-year representative, got removed from the ballot by the Tennessee Democratic Party. Or will Torrey Harris take it? In addition, the state and the U.S. But the minority party has two potential opportunities to take back seats, requiring the GOP to spend heavily this year in both Nashville and Chattanooga in order to bring their incumbents back. I believe county election officials are doing everything they can," he said in the video. Yes. Bell III (Ret.) He said he expects most of the unofficial totals will be available across the state by midnight. their first openly LGBT representative to the General Assembly. All rights reserved. Phil Bredesen by 10 points, an election that drew national attention. Incumbent Republican Senator Lamar Alexander announced that he would not run for reelection on December 17, 2018. Let's shock the world, y'all! No Democrat has carried Tennessee since President Bill Clinton in 1996 who's running mate Al Gore was a Nashvillian. Hagerty, Trump’s former ambassador to Japan who received an early endorsement last year from the president, is anticipated to easily win the seat being vacated by retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. This report was compiled by Duane W. Gang, Natalie Allison, Mariah Timms, Rachel Wegner, Sam Hardiman and Allie Clouse. "Don't crowd up.". Ballots still require postage. Torrey Harris in Memphis and Brandon Thomas in Smyrna are both Democrats challenging incumbents. (Ret.) After that, you'll have to sign an affidavit, and a copy of your ID will be made to be reviewed by the counting board. State and local election officials will begin releasing results soon after the polls close at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Ballotpedia includes comprehensive election information for the largest 100 cities by population, as well as all state legislative, … IN NASHVILLE:Are you COVID-19 positive and still need to vote in Davidson County? But voters should expect it to take longer for final results to come in, given the influx of mail-in ballots this year. The president has already laid the groundwork for that strategy, writing, “Must have final total on November 3rd” in a tweet Monday that was flagged by Twitter for calling into question legitimate, safe and secure voting by mail. © 2020 www.tennessean.com. Several hopefuls announced their plan to pursue the Senate seat before the deadline to announce candidacies passed on April 2. No Democrat has carried Tennessee since President Bill Clinton in 1996 who's running mate Al Gore was a Nashvillian. Visit these post offices in each county, CORONAVIRUS:Tennessee adds options for voters with COVID-19, extra safety measures for Election Day. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — The citizens of Tennessee will decide United States Senator Lamar Alexander's replacement in 2020. Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, faces Glen Scruggs, the assistant chief of the Chattanooga Police Department. Dr. William Schaffner, a professor Vanderbilt University and expert in preventive medicine and infectious diseases, said the precautions limit the risk of transmitting COVID-19, but do not eliminate it altogether. Who is running for Tennessee's open senate seat in 2020? DeBerry says his views have not changed while he's held the seat and consistently been reelected for more than two decades. The following names will be on the upcoming primary ballot: The deadline to register to vote in the Senate primary is July 7. Tuesday's election is unlike any other in our lifetimes. In addition, the state gave counties permission to establish procedures for allowing those who are COVID-19 positive to vote in person at special sites at county election commission offices. Still have an absentee ballot you want to submit in Tennessee? Some open as early as 8 a.m. The Republican-controlled General Assembly earlier this year passed a law allowing candidates in DeBerry's position to run as an independent since the Democratic Party booted him off the ballot after the qualifying deadlines had passed. ", "TN-Sen: Sen. Tim Kaine (D. 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