Sen. Lamar Alexander says Trump administration should work with Biden’s transition team

Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory

  Councilman Smiley files ethics complaint, calls for investigation of Ford after comments

  Early voting begins for Collierville runoff election

  City council gets first look at plans for Metal Museum to occupy Overton Park’s Rust Hall

Officials: Hand tally of presidential race finds new ballots in one county

Continued Coverage

  ‘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

Reeves: Mississippi ‘not going to participate’ in nationwide lockdown

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

  Gov. Reeves responds to DeSoto County sheriff’s refusal to enforce COVID-19 mandates

Fake Parler account of Miss. governor causes online controversy

NBC reports that Parler is a social media platform that is becoming increasingly popular among conservatives as an outlet to voice their concerns.

  Tenn. Republicans, Democrats at odds over outcome of 2020 presidential election

State elected officials are wading deeper into presidential politics, with Tennessee Democrats hitting Republican Governor Bill Lee Wednesday for not recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect.

US voters have spoken: What’s next to make it official?

Under a system that’s been tweaked over two centuries, there is still a weeks-long timeline during which the 538-member Electoral College picks the president.

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

He is apologizing for what he calls a lack of judgement.

  Money to support Trump court fight could flow to president

  EU says it’s looking forward to better ties with US under Biden

  Biden pushes forward on transition despite Trump’s blocking

  Pompeo brushes aside results of presidential election

  Mid-South states all part of push to have Affordable Care Act repealed by Supreme Court

Tennessee Senate GOP leaders back Trump’s challenge of election results

  Biden vows to ‘get right to work’ despite Trump resistance

He will deliver a speech on the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, the day the high court will hear arguments on its merits.

Tennessee governor not recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he isn’t ready to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect, joining a growing list of Republican leaders who say they are waiting on the outcome of various vote recounts and legal challenges.

  Miss. Supreme Court hears COVID-19 relief bill case

The governor and state lawmakers disagree over who should decide how money from the federal CARES Act was spent.

Barr tells DOJ to probe election fraud claims if they exist

President Donald Trump has not conceded the election and is instead claiming without evidence that there has been a widespread, multi-state conspiracy by Democrats to skew the vote tally.

  After Biden win, McConnell says Trump OK to fight election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump is “100% within his rights” to question election results and consider legal options.

  Kremlin: Putin won’t congratulate Biden until challenges end

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t congratulate President-elect Joe Biden until legal challenges to the U.S. election are resolved and the result is official, the Kremlin announced Monday.

  EU puts tariffs on US but hopes for change with Biden

The European Union said Monday it would impose tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services over illegal aid for plane maker Boeing - but expressed hope that trade ties would improve once President Donald Trump leaves office.

  Memphis law professor on Trump’s legal challenges to election

As President-Elect Joe Biden prepares his transition to the White House, the current occupant is fighting to stay.

Arkansas police chief resigns after calling for violence against Democrats

An Arkansas police chief resigned over the weekend after calling for violence against Democrats on social media.

  National Civil Rights Museum reflects on historic vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

Locally in the Mid-South, representatives from the National Civil Rights Museum say the barriers being broken by Vice President Kamala Harris are remarkable and something everyone can be proud of.

Trump supporters protest in Jackson to ‘Stop the Steal’ of the presidential election

Republican Brian Flowers agrees; he ran for the U.S. House to represent Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District and lost to Bennie Thompson.

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

As of now, Biden’s inauguration is expected to take place January 20th, 2021.

  ‘This isn’t over!’: Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

There have been no reports of anyone getting shot, and the laws in Arizona, Nevada and Michigan allow people to openly carry firearms in public.

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

Trump has pointed to delays in processing the vote in some states to allege with no evidence that there was fraud and to argue that his rival was trying to seize power.

  TN Democrats look to Georgia as a roadmap to grow support statewide

The prospect of Georgia turning blue in the 2020 presidential election has Democrats in Tennessee wanting to follow that state’s lead in the years to come.

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

President Trump has accused Democrats of trying to “rig" the election, although he has provided no proof or evidence to back his claim.

  MS Gov. Tate Reeves announces he’ll never support early voting in his state

Despite long lines on election day, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced Thursday, that he will never support early voting or universal mail-in voting in his state.

  The Latinx impact on the 2020 presidential election

The result of the Presidential Election is still up in the air, but one thing that’s clear -- Latinx voters made a historic impact on the 2020 election.

  As vote count continues in swing states, Shelby Co officials emphasize fairness of country’s election process

With the vote count in some states taking days, many are wondering how that could be possible and if the process is fair. Officials at the Shelby County Election Commission said Thursday the country’s elections system is working properly.

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

Morgan Freeman has given his approval of Mississippi’s new flag.

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

Mississippi voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday night to legalize medical marijuana.

  What’s next for Tennessee’s electors

The polls are closed but that is not the end of the election cycle. Electors across the nation have the final say for who wins the presidency.

Over 10K Tennesseans vote for Kanye West in presidential election

Results for the state of Tennessee are rolling in after thousands of Tennesseans hit the polls on Election Day and even more absentee ballots were mailed in throughout the early voting period.

  Ole Miss displays new Mississippi state flag

The University of Mississippi displayed the new state flag on campus Wednesday morning.

  Mississippi clears way for medical marijuana, new state flag

Mississippi voters made some historic decisions on Election Day.

Sen. Cotton wins second term

Sen. Tom Cotton has won a second term in the United States Senate, according to the Associated Press.

Louisiana approves Amendment 1 stating abortion not a right

Louisiana voters have approved an amendment to the state constitution that makes clear the document does not grant the right to an abortion.

  Rep. Mark White defends seat in Tennessee House

White has spent a decade as a state lawmaker but said he still has work to do in Nashville, starting with getting students and teachers through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

The Shelby Election Commission reported no major problems while working to get the results of this year’s election.

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

Watch the WMC team through the evening on wmcactionnews5.com and our streaming apps (Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV).

  John Gillespie wins Tenn. House District 97

John Gillespie, a Memphis native with a decade of experience in banking and nonprofit development is the new representative for Tennessee House District 97 after his first public run for office.

  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.

New Miss. state flag design approved by voters

Tuesday, thousands across the state cast their vote for or against a new state flag design after the former flag, bearing a Confederate symbol, was retired this summer.

AP: Cindy Hyde-Smith retains Senate seat

Incumbent senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is the projected winner of the Mississippi Senate race, defeating challenger Mike Espy.

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.

  Precinct changes cause confusion, long lines and frustrations at some polling places

Some McLeod voters were also displeased that there was no drive-in voting and no accommodations for the elderly and disabled.

  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.

  Tennessee election officials say early voting numbers helped pave the way for a smooth Election Day

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett says Tuesday’s elections is one of the smoothest he can remember.

  Senate candidate’s campaign threatens another lawsuit over request for absentee ballot information

A legal fight between Democratic Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw’s campaign and the Tennessee Secretary of State has come to a head on Election Day.

  Medical marijuana, new state flag on the ballot in Mississippi

If you find yourself in a long line in Mississippi on Election Day - don’t give up on voting!

  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.

  US Senate candidates make final campaign stops ahead of Election Day

This election has spurred huge interest in Tennessee. Over half of registered voters have already cast their ballots.

  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.

  Tenn. Democrats press state, county officials for outstanding absentee ballot lists

The Tennessee Democratic Party and the Marquita Bradshaw for U.S. Senate campaign have sued Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett over a refusal to provide a list of people who have requested an absentee ballot but not sent it back.