Election day weather may bring strong storms - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Election day weather may bring strong storms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It may rain Tuesday during the presidential primary voting in Tennessee.

In fact, weather forecasters say conditions may be favorable for tornadoes.

The primary has drawn unusual but not unwelcome attention from the candidates, thanks to wide-open races for both parties and the state's decision to move up its primary to Super Tuesday.

Early voting has been heavy with about 321,000 votes cast --- triple the normal amount. The state has 3.3 million voters.

State election coordinator Brook Thompson says the early voter turnout could be the result of voters becoming more comfortable with early voting. But he's been hearing a lot of excitement about this primary, possibly because so many states are voting on the same day.

He also cited the fact that the nominations in both parties are still up for grabs.

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