Elections

Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory

Trump’s own election security agency has declared the 2020 presidential election to have been the most secure in history. Days after that statement was issued, Trump fired the agency’s leader.

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

NBC News projects Biden wins Georgia, Trump wins North Carolina

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

  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

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  Pompeo brushes aside results of presidential election

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

Tennessee governor not recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect

Barr tells DOJ to probe election fraud claims if they exist

  After Biden win, McConnell says Trump OK to fight election

  Kremlin: Putin won’t congratulate Biden until challenges end

  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.

  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.

  ‘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.

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

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

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

  The Latinx impact on the 2020 presidential election

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

Sen. Cotton wins second term

  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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Memphis police prepare for potential election-related unrest

The uncertainty surrounding Tuesday’s presidential election has led to an increase in anxiety amid fears of potential civil unrest in cities across the nation.

  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.

  Absentee accepted at drop boxes through midnight

The deadline to get absentee ballots in the mail is November 3 in Mississippi.

Early voting ends Monday in Arkansas

Voters in Arkansas still have one more day to vote early.

Lawsuit filed against Tennessee Secretary of State and coordinator of elections

The Tennessee Democratic Party and the Marquita Bradshaw for U.S. Senate campaign filed a lawsuit against state election officials for refusing to release absentee ballot information, as required by state law.

  In-person absentee voting in Mississippi ends Saturday

Saturday marked the final day for in-person absentee voting in Mississippi.

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.

NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre endorses Donald Trump for president

NFL Hall of Famer and Mississippi native Brett Favre endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election.

  Fewer absentee ballots expected in Shelby County; expect more timely election results

On the final day of early voting, we met a woman named Ella Rodgers. With less than an hour left in early voting, she cast her ballot at her home church and voting precinct Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.

Early and absentee voting turnout tops 2.1 million in Tennessee

Voters in Shelby County weren’t the only ones in Tennessee breaking early voting records. By the time polls closed on Wednesday, Oct. 28, the thirteenth day of early voting, more than 2.1 million ballots had been cast.

  Early voting ends on Thursday in Tennessee

Thursday is the last day to early vote in Tennessee.

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.

  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.

  Black organizations make big push to get out and vote

This is the last weekend to vote early in Shelby County. There will be a number of “Get out and Vote” events throughout the city especially among Black organizations.

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

Early voting continues in Shelby County and across Tennessee with a turnout that may break records.

  Young voter turnout low at this point in early voting

After more than 200,000 early votes in Shelby County in a week and a half, election officials said young voters have not been showing up. About 16 percent of eligible voters between 18 and 27 have voted.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

  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.