Why Your Vote Matters

The Mountain Press throws some truth on why each vote is important and throws in a bit of history. In 1894, a Del Norte, Calif., constable was seated by one vote. In 1882, a supervisor won his seat in that…

Straight Out Of Bristol

That’s not a lot of voters. While only a small fraction of Sullivan County’s registered voters are expected to  cast ballots in today’s election, it will  be an important test for ballot candidates and election officials, the county’s election administrator…

The History Of Retaining Judges

The retaining history of judges is explained in an absolutely fantastic editorial by Chattanooga’s Joe Lance. It may not be the sexiest of election stories, but it is important. “Shall [name of judge] be retained or replaced in office as…

Not An Endorsement

Jackson Baker with the story about a mailer sent out yesterday in Memphis where it appears there was an endorsement, but there wasn’t. A campaign flyer for state Rep. G.A. Hardaway, one of the candidates in the hotly contested House…

The Tennessee Voter Hotline

As voters head to the polls Thursday, they should remember that the state Division of Elections has a toll-free hotline number for anyone who has questions or experiences problems during the voting process. That number is 1-877-850-4959. Election officials staffing…

Election Day

I’m cranking up the time machine, dusting off Speak to Power and will be doing quite a bit of live blogging on today’s elections and commentary from around the state of Tennessee. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook today…