More than half of Tennessee voters have already cast their ballot

More than half of Tennesseans have already voted in the 2020 presidential election, according to Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

  Arkansas man gets charged with making terroristic threats after political comment on Facebook

  Democratic TN US Senate candidate Bradshaw votes in Memphis as early voting ends

  Shelby County voters hurry to cast ballots on last day of early voting

Early and absentee voting turnout tops 2.1 million in Tennessee

  Early voting ends on Thursday in Tennessee

  Mississippi voters face medical marijuana decision on Election Day

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

  Tenn. Senate candidates weigh in on COVID-19 and economy

  With no early voting, DeSoto County election officials warn of long lines expected on Election Day

Mississippi absentee voting continues to increase

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

  Barrett sworn in as associate justice for US Supreme Court

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

Mississippians will vote on this item on November 3rd.

  Deadline to request absentee ballot in Tennessee is Tuesday

The last day to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 27 in Tennessee if you want to vote by mail ahead of the November 2020 presidential election.

  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.

  Joe Biden endorses Tennessee candidate for U.S. Senate Marquita Bradshaw

Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden is lending his support for Tennessee’s U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Marquita Bradshaw.

  Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

  Final weekend of early voting in Tennessee

  Black organizations make big push to get out and vote

  Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

  TN Secretary of State visits Shelby County early voting locations amidst record turnout

  Young voter turnout low at this point in early voting

  Muslims across Tenn. are headed to the polls for ‘Muslim Vote Day’

Muslims in Tennessee plan to let their voices be heard on October 23.

  Organizations urging people to vote early as Shelby Co. breaks voting records

Shelby County has shattered records in early voting this year.

  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.

  Mid-South organizations continuing to encourage people to hit the polls

With election day less than two weeks away, local voting organizations continue to work hard to encourage people to get out and vote.

  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.

  Race in America highlighted in final presidential debate in Nashville

By tonight when it’s all over, Tennessee will have hosted a grand total of two presidential debates and both of them will have happened here at Belmont University.

  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.

  Final preps underway for presidential debate in Nashville

The stage is set for the final presidential debate in Decision 2020, the showdown happening just up the road from Memphis.

  DeBerry, Harris square off in highly-watched Tenn. House District 90 contest

One of the most-watched Tennessee House races this cycle is the district 90 contest in Memphis.

  Both candidates in Tenn. House District 97 race vying for first election to public office

Republican State Representative Jim Coley is retiring, meaning his seat in Tennessee House District 97 is up for grabs on Election Day.

Data shows more than 1 million Tennessee voters have cast ballots during early voting period

Within the first six days of early voting, more than one million Tennessee voters cast their ballots.

  U.S. Attorney General in Memphis to give update on Operation LeGend

The U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to visit Memphis Wednesday to give an update on a recently launched law enforcement initiative called Operation LeGend.

  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.

  Shelby County election officials say provisional ballot usage unusually high to start early voting

Election officials say some people who requested absentee ballots are now showing up at the polls to vote in person.

  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.

  Hyde-Smith, Espy work to finalize pitch to voters in final weeks of U.S. Senate race in Mississippi

Both candidates in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race spent time in the Mid-South this weekend to court DeSoto County voters.

  Crittenden County voters see long lines for kick-off to Arkansas early voting

Early voting started in Arkansas on Monday. In Crittenden County, voters waited in long lines during the morning hours.

  Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

Wisconsin last week set new daily records for positive coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

Long lines kick off early voting in Arkansas

Some voters waited as long as an hour to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting.

As virus cases rise, Rep. Thompson suggests Mississippi reimplement statewide mask mandate

Gov. Reeves is set to provide an update on the virus and the state’s response to it Monday at 2:30 p.m.

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.

  Tennessee sees dramatic increase in early voting

Early voting turnout records are being shattered across the country, including in Tennessee, where more than 625,000 voters cast ballots in the first three days of early voting.

  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.

FBI probing if Russia involved in Hunter Biden email story

The FBI is investigating whether emails that were published by the New York Post related to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, are connected to a possible Russian influence operation to spread disinformation, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Shelby County voters set record again as early voting continues

Another record has been set in Shelby County as voters continue showing up to the polls during early voting.

  Hyde-Smith, Espy court DeSoto County voters in U.S. Senate race, as time runs out for debate

Incumbent Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was campaigning with the DeSoto County Republican Party Friday, as the contest against her Democratic challenger Mike Espy heads into the closing weeks.

  Belmont University officials discuss preparations for final presidential debate

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

  TV viewers get a split-screen view of Trump, Biden; Guthrie’s exchanges with Trump get noticed

Trump faced a crackling round of questioning from Savannah Guthrie of the “Today” show, who pressed him on his personal experience with COVID-19, his finances and his support of conspiracy theories.

  Trump, Biden go at it -- from a distance -- in town halls

The two will take questions in different cities on different networks Thursday night.

  Lines continue into 2nd day of early voting as Tennessee voters shatter records

Lines continued at early voting polling places across west Tennessee, as Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett said the state’s voters are shattering prior early voting records.

  Biden campaign finds 3rd virus link; Harris suspends travel

Harris was scheduled to travel Thursday to North Carolina for events encouraging voters to cast early ballots.

  First day of early voting off to a historic start in Shelby County

The Shelby County Election Commission knew there would be a lot of interest in this election, and a record was set for the first day of early voting. Almost 27,000 people voted in Shelby County.

  Voters wait in lines as Shelby County breaks records for first day of early voting in 2020 presidential election

The Shelby County Election Commission reported no major issues as voters headed to the polls for the first day of early voting county-wide.

  Senate challenger Harrison criticizes Graham’s ‘good old days of segregation’ comment

Jaime Harrison, who is in a competitive race in South Carolina for Lindsey Graham’s Senate seat, tweeted about the comment.

  What to expect for the kickoff of early voting in Shelby County

A big day in Tennessee for Decision 2020 -- early voting is underway throughout Tennessee.

  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.

  Trump, Biden zero in on swing states that are key to victory

The dueling trips to key states come against the backdrop of a second day of hearings in the Senate to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

  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.

  Trump rally comes to Iowa as virus hospitalizations climb

Iowa remains under a public health emergency declared by the governor on March 17.

  Biden addresses idea of high court packing: ‘I’m not a fan’

Joe Biden has expressed opposition to the idea of expanding the Supreme Court before, but in recent weeks notably dodged multiple questions from the media about the proposal, insisting he would answer the question after the election.

  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.

  Defiant Trump defends virus record in 1st post-COVID rally

Trump will be headlining a rally in Sanford, Florida, on Monday

  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.

  Biden makes big push in Ohio, once seen as long shot for him

The Democratic presidential nominee stressed an economic message and touted his own record while casting Trump as having abandoned working-class voters.

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.

  Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings start Monday

Confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will begin on Monday.

Biden visit Monday caps push into Ohio, once a longshot

Joe Biden is set to make his first general election campaign visit Monday to Ohio.

Biden hits Trump on economy in critical Pennsylvania county

With the backdrop of a union facility in a key battleground county of Pennsylvania, Joe Biden on Saturday blistered President Donald Trump as only pretending to care about the working-class voters who helped flip the Rust Belt to the Republican column four years ago.

  Local women’s groups launch campaign to encourage women to vote early

Leaders from several area women’s organizations gathered at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis on Saturday to launch a non-partisan campaign to encourage women to vote early.

  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.