Election 2020

COMMENTARY
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the final presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Oct. 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Justin Sullivan | Getty Images

The End of Stupid?

BY: - November 23, 2020

President Toddler’s post-election tantrum slash adventure—a third-rate legal team flooding the courts with fourth-rate filings, with a few feeble attempts to intimidate local election officials tossed in for effect—is going nowhere fast. Or it would be going nowhere fast if it was fast, but almost three weeks after the election it’s more accurate to say […]

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Newly elected members of the U.S. House converge on Washington

BY: - November 17, 2020

WASHINGTON — They’ve won their campaigns. Now, newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives are spending their first days in the nation’s capital, learning how to perform their new jobs. The orientation session for those incoming House freshmen began on Thursday, covering their office budgets, how to hire staffers and the ethical guidelines […]

Raul Lopez, founder of Latinos for Tennessee, at the campus of Men of Valor in South Nashville. Lopez serves as executive director for Men of Valor. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Tennessee group advocates for conservative Latino voters

BY: - November 12, 2020

Latino voters have historically leaned Democratic, but more Latinos than ever voted Republican in the 2020 election and showed they can’t be taken for granted by either political party. The Latino vote provided decisive leads. In Florida, Latinos cast votes for President Donald Trump. In Arizona, they helped decide the election for President-elect Joe Biden. […]

U.S. Rep. Mark Green joins Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, top right, and Sen. Bill Powers, top left, in the Senate Chambers Jan. 22. (Photo: Facebook, Senate Republican Caucus)

Senate Republican Caucus backs Trump election challenge

BY: - November 11, 2020

Senate Republicans joined a chorus of GOP leaders standing “absolutely and unequivocally” with President Donald Trump in his challenge of the 2020 election, saying it is “far from over,” even though most media outlets have “called” it in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. Issued this week and signed by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally […]

Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 7 - "Stop the Steal" event. (Photo: Alex Kent)

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat

BY: - November 9, 2020

A truism of politics is that there’s always a winner and always a loser. In the case of the 2020 presidential election, Democrat Joe Biden has emerged as president-elect, after clinching Pennsylvania’s Electoral College votes Saturday morning. Sitting President Donald Trump has not conceded and shows no indication he is going to, with attorneys general […]

Historic Metro Nashville Courthouse (Photo: Nashville.gov)

Metro Council member to Trump-backing colleague: ‘(Expletive) off’

BY: - November 9, 2020

The same political rancor that has divided friends and families across the country played out in spectacular fashion among Metro Council members over the weekend, culminating in one member telling a conservative colleague to “(Expletive) off.” The drama was triggered by a group email sent to council members from a person named Bruce Crawford, who […]

The House Democratic Caucus honors National Go Red Day for Women’s Health in Feb. 2019. (Photo: Facebook)

Shakeup in House Democratic Caucus: Stewart declines to run again, two reps announce run

BY: - November 6, 2020

State Rep.Mike Stewart will not run for reelection as chair of the Democratic House Caucus and Friday, two Nashville state representatives announced they are running to lead the group.  Rep. John Ray Clemmons, who represents West Nashville District 55, was the first out of the gate. He shared a letter with the Tennessee Lookout he […]

nthony Eubanks,68, and wife Anna Eubanks, 68, were going to vote by but decided to vote in person on the first day of early voting. The couple, who have been married for 46 years, said they didn’t trust the mail so decided to risk voting In person. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Tennessee’s vote-counting process is smooth in record-breaking year

BY: - November 6, 2020

With key states in the presidential election holding up the outcome to count absentee ballots, Tennessee reported no such delays despite handling a record-breaking 3 million-plus votes, including more than 210,400 absentee ballots, after balking for months at legal challenges of the state’s mail-in voting laws. The state recorded 3,045,401 votes, a 68% turnout, topping […]

Right-wing protesters gather outside the Maricopa County Elections Department on Nov. 4, 2020, demanding that all ballots for President Donald Trump be counted. Inside the building, election workers were busy counting hundreds of thousands of ballots. (Jerod MacDonald-Evoy/Arizona Mirror)

Battleground states count mail ballots, with Biden just shy of votes to clinch presidency

BY: - November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Two days after Election Day, the nation waited for vote-counting to finish in several critical states, where the tallying of mail ballots has left Democrat Joe Biden just short of the votes needed to become the next president. Thursday’s updated totals could push Biden beyond the 270 electoral votes needed to secure victory […]

A voter enters a polling site in Coffee County, Tennessee. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Politics is still local: a look at the local referenda and races impacting small towns across Tennessee

BY: - November 5, 2020

While all eyes remain on the as-yet undecided presidential race, voters in small towns across Tennessee went to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots focused on hyperlocal issues and candidates and achieved historic results in some instances. Here’s a look at some of those election outcomes and what they mean for Tennessee communities: Liquor […]

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Democrats reel after losses, setbacks in Congress

BY: - November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON—Tuesday’s election was a disaster for congressional Democrats, who were expected to pick up nearly a dozen GOP seats in the House but instead lost races while also failing to flip Senate seats held by vulnerable Republicans. The outlook for Democratic control of the Senate did not improve the day after the election, either, as […]

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Operative turned candidate, John Little wins school board race

BY: - November 4, 2020

John Little, the pro-education reform operative and public relations professional, won the District 4 school board race in Nashville to complete the term of school board chair Anna Shepherd, who died earlier this year. Little will serve out Shepherd’s term, which ends in 2022. It was a closely contested race, with the teachers’ union backing […]