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  ‘Congress 101’ underway for class of incoming U.S. representatives, senators

  Miss. Gov. calls for $3M to protect children from ‘far-left socialist teachings’

NBC News projects Biden wins Georgia, Trump wins North Carolina

Fmr. Mississippi governor slams state representative who wanted to ‘succeed from the union'

Fake Parler account of Miss. governor causes online controversy

Miss. Rep. apologizes for comment suggesting Mississippi should ‘succeed from the union’

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  Money to support Trump court fight could flow to president

Tennessee governor not recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect

  ‘I just felt this immense wave of relief;’ Some Mississippians relieved, others concerned with outcome of presidential election

Miss. Republican leadership in Washington issue call for transparency in election count

Mississippi’s Washington Republicans support Trump’s efforts to contest election

Morgan Freeman ‘glad’ Mississippi is flying its new flag ‘proudly’

Gov. Reeves rebukes idea of early, mail-in voting in Mississippi: ‘Too much chaos’

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves shut down the idea of no-excuse early voting in a social media post Thursday.

  A closer look at electoral votes: Battleground states still tabulating in a count to the finish

Tonight former Vice President Joe Biden is on the cusp of the necessary 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.

  Election leaves a nation divided; expert gives advice on how to cope

Poll workers worked in teams of two, one Democrat and one Republican. They then had to do something that this nation has struggled with: agree on something.

  Rural, urban divide leading to further political politicization, analysts say

All three Mid-South states were fast sweeps for President Donald Trump and Republicans on Tuesday night.

  Supporters ‘thrilled’ after Mississippi approves medical marijuana

  What’s next for Tennessee’s electors

Over 10K Tennesseans vote for Kanye West in presidential election

  Shelby County makes record-breaking overall voter turnout in 2020 presidential election

ELECTION RESULTS: See how Mid-Southerners voted and the races yet to be called

  John Gillespie wins Tenn. House District 97

  Torrey Harris becomes youngest state lawmaker to win US House District 90

One of the most-watched Tennessee House race has come to an end naming Democratic candidate Torrey Harris as the representative for Tennessee’s 90th district.

Initiative 65 passes in Miss., clearing way for medical marijuana

Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A were introduced to voters as away to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi.

  Republican Bill Hagerty wins Senate seat, Marquita Bradshaw refuses to concede

NBC and the Associated Press called the race for Hagerty just after polls closed in Tennessee.

  Shelby County election administrator projects votes could be counted by midnight

The Shelby County election administrator has said all votes could be counted by midnight if things go as planned.

Tommy Tuberville wins Alabama US Senate seat

Tommy Tuberville won the seat for Alabama U.S. Senate on election night, Nov. 3.

Miss. incumbents secure reelection in U.S. House

Steven Palazzo (R) ran unopposed securing the 4th Congressional District.

Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen defends US House Seat in 9th District

Congressman Steve Cohen will continue to serve the 9th District of Tennessee, including Memphis and Shelby County, after results were totaled on election night.

  Congressman David Kustoff wins re-election to US House in Tennessee

The Associated Press is reporting Congressman David Kustoff has won the re-election to the U.S. House in Tennessee.

  Absentee ballots counted at FedExForum in historic election

A big part of the ballot counting effort was at FedExForum on election night. That’s where poll workers tabulated thousands of absentee ballots that arrived before the big day.

  Mississippi voters hit the polls with medical marijuana program, Senate seat, new state flag on the ballot

Voters determining right now whether Mississippi will become the latest state to legalize medical marijuana but it’s not as simple as that.

  First-time voters thrilled to cast ballots in 2020 election

Voter turnout is up across the nation for the 2020 presidential election, and part of that increase is in first-time voters.

  Shelby County Election Commission extends drop off deadlines for absentee ballots

The Shelby County Election Commission extended the deadline for voters to drop off their absentee ballot.

  VIDEO: Mississippi voters find lengthy lines at polling places on Election Day

See pictures and video from Mississippi voters on Election Day.

  US Senate hopefuls Bradshaw and Hagerty make final pitch to voters on Election Day

A Memphis Democrat is hoping her grassroots campaign can pull off a stunning upset in the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee to replace retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander.

  Voter Guide: Everything you need to know about Election Day in the Mid-South

People across the Mid-South will not only be voting for president, but local initiatives, Congress, and the U.S. House of Representatives.

  Presidential candidates make final sprint across country

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned late into the night on the eve before Election Day.

  Legal armies ready if cloudy election outcome heads to court

Both sides say they’re ready, with thousands of lawyers on standby to march into court to make sure ballots get counted, or excluded.

  Shelby Co. will implement COVID-19 safety precautions on Election Day

For those that haven’t already early voted, you’ll notice a few changes at polling sites when you vote on Election Day.

Tennessee voters can drop off mail-in ballots at designated post offices on Election Day

ennessee voters who have yet to mail their absentee ballots can now drop their ballots off at designated post offices until 3 p.m. Election Day.

Mississippi absentee voting continues to increase

Mississippi’s top elections official says absentee voting continues at a brisk pace.

  Mid-South lawmakers react to Amy Coney Barrett joining Supreme Court

Mid-South lawmakers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Justice Barrett’s confirmation.

  Miss. voters could change the way state leaders are elected on November 3rd

Mississippians will vote on this item on November 3rd.

  Bradshaw hoping to play spoiler in race with Trump ally Hagerty for Tennessee U.S. Senate seat

Among the high-profile races across the country is the bid to replace outgoing Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee. Democratic candidate Marquita Bradshaw is working to turn the seat blue as Trump ally Bill Hagerty goes into the home stretch with the support of the Republican Party.

  Final weekend of early voting in Tennessee

It’s the final weekend to cast an early ballot for the upcoming election.

  One absentee ballot mistake gets fix in Mississippi with new rule

Absentee voting is a tedious process and even minor mistakes can invalidate a ballot.

  Will Nashville’s Belmont debate sway voters in the 2020 presidential election?

It’s a wrap for Belmont University in Nashville, who pulled off the final presidential debate of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday night.

  Trump, Biden supporters line streets of Nashville sharing thoughts on presidential candidates

There was no public access to Belmont’s campus for the debate. But you wouldn’t have known that from the way that Trump and Biden supporters lined the streets in Nashville.

AP FACT CHECK: Falsehoods and fumbles in Trump-Biden debate

A look at how their statements from Nashville, Tennessee, stack up with the facts.

  With debate closed to the public, crowd waits off campus to support candidates

If you’re looking for differing opinions at the site of the final presidential debate, you’ll find them.

Video captures 91-year-old Delta woman on her way to vote for the first time

A video posted Tuesday captured a 91-year-old woman in Greenville, Mississippi on her way to vote for the first time.

  Protesters charged for inciting riot during Attorney General William Barr’s visit to Memphis

A local demonstrator is facing multiple charges after officers said he broke multiple laws while protesting Attorney General William Barr’s visit to Memphis.

  President Trump holding Nashville fundraiser before debate

The invitation promises a roundtable discussion and photo opportunity with Trump. Ivanka Trump is also expected to attend a reception.

  Decision 2020: Final presidential debate kicks off tonight in Nashville

As the FBI details new attempts by Iran and Russia to influence the 2020 presidential election, voters have one more chance to compare the candidates during Thursday’s debate in Nashville.

  Memphis and Shelby County officials discuss election preparations and enhanced security measures

Leaders assured Shelby Countians their right to vote will be protected from intimidation or civil unrest amid a polarizing presidential election cycle.

  Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

One week since returning to the campaign trail, where his handling of the pandemic is a central issue to voters, Trump blasted his government’s own scientists for their criticism of his performance.

Same names, some new dynamics in US Senate contest

Mississippi’s 2020 U.S. Senate race has the same top candidates as in 2018 — Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith and challenger Mike Espy.

  Steady stream of early voters Saturday in Shelby County

Early voting continued Saturday in Tennessee, and steady lines of voters continued showing up at polling places across Shelby County.

  Thompson tries to hold on against challenge from Possel in TN House District 96 race

Many seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives are up for grabs in Shelby County in November. That includes Tennessee House district 96, which includes Cordova and parts of Germantown.

  Belmont University officials discuss preparations for final presidential debate

Tennessee will host the final presidential debate of the 2020 race for the White House.

  Heavy turnout expected for first day of early voting in Shelby County Wednesday

The downtown precinct opens first at 8 a.m with two dozen other polling locations opening at 9 a.m.

  More than 22K absentee ballots mailed in Shelby County so far

Shelby County election officials said Tuesday they have mailed more than 22,000 absentee ballots, and voters still have another two weeks to request to vote by mail.

  Education a key issue in Tennessee House District 83 general election contest

Incumbent Republican Mark White is defending his seat against Democratic challenger Jerri Green, and education is a main issue.

  Bradshaw and Hagerty meet with supporters before voting opens Wednesday

Democrat Marquita Bradshaw is facing Republican Bill Hagerty for Lamar Alexander’s soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat.

  Shelby County Commissioners fail to approve millions for new voting machines

Voting starts Wednesday in Shelby County and voters will again use the more than decade-old voting machines.

  Early voting in Shelby County begins Wednesday

“I strongly urge everybody to get out and vote. Do not allow fear in any form or fashion to keep you at home,” said Dr. Bruce Randolph, Shelby County health officer.

  Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings expected to drive voter turnout in presidential election

WMC political analyst Michael Nelson says confirmation hearings are less about trying to sway undecided voters and more about increasing turn out across the board.

58,000 absentee ballots have been received in Mississippi

The secretary of state’s office says more than 91,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

  Campaign fundraising continues in race for Tennessee U.S. Senate seat

How much do fundraising and endorsements matter in a traditionally red state?

  Hyde-Smith, Espy battle for U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi as Election Day approaches

National attention is now focused on Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and her Democratic challenger Mike Espy. One recent poll is showing Hyde-Smith up by one percentage point.

  The Investigators: Voting equipment became more expensive after elections administrator’s modifications

Shelby County voters will choose their preferred candidates next month using machines that have been in operation for over a decade.

  APPLY HERE: Shelby County in need of 600 poll workers for November election

If you’re a registered voter and available on Election Day, you could play a big role in making sure the voices of Shelby Countians are heard, while also getting a paycheck.

  Mid-South lawmakers react to Vice Presidential debate

Mid-South lawmakers are reacting to Wednesday night’s Vice Presidential debate.

  WATCH: How to fill out your Shelby County absentee ballot correctly for November election

The last day to request an absentee ballot from the Shelby County Election Commission is Oct. 7, but Administrator of Election Linda Phillips is advising voters to do it before Oct. 20.

  Tennessee candidates vying for U.S. Senate seat

A U.S. Senate race out of Tennessee is gaining national attention, and with COVID-19 restrictions, the campaign has looked very different.

  First absentee ballots hit the mail from Shelby County Election Commission ahead of November election

As of Wednesday, absentee ballots for November’s election are now in the mail to Shelby County voters that have requested them.

  Craighead Co. Republican Committee leader dies of COVID-19

Despite a weeks-long battle, his daughter stated in a public social media post on Tuesday morning that his “soul is singing today even though ours aren’t."

  Michelle Obama goes after Trump in new video

In the video, released Tuesday by Joe Biden’s campaign, Mrs. Obama notes that more Americans have died from COVID-19 than died in the Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Korean wars combined.

President Trump says he’s ‘looking forward’ to debating Biden next week

“I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October 15th in Miami,” he tweeted Tuesday morning.