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2:54pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Poll Watchers Report Problems in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Poll watchers in Memphis and Nashville were reporting many voting problems on Tuesday, but few had to do with the state's new voter photo ID law.

Instead, volunteers in Nashville said the problems were too few voting machines, too few workers, no change of address forms, no provisional ballots and people being sent away without being told they could vote provisionally.

In Memphis, many people were reporting problems voting because their polling places had changed due to redistricting.

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10:53am

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

MTSU Election Coverage

Do you want fresh, unbiased, no-pundits-allowed live coverage of the 2012 election? You have two new choices on Election Day: MT10-HD and http://vote2012.mtsusidelines.com/ There's also a special election-night party in the new Student Union Building’s ballrooms.

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10:01am

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Statehouse Super Majority Likely For Tennessee GOP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republicans are poised to get their first super majority — or more — in both chambers of the Legislature on election night.

Currently in the Senate, Republicans have a 20-13 advantage. The margin is 64-34 in the House, with one independent. To get a super majority, Republicans need to claim two seats in each chamber.

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9:59am

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

DesJarlais vs. Stewart Getting National Attention

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years after upsetting the incumbent Democrat, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is the only Tennessee member of Congress facing a serious challenge.

Tuesday's election has Tennesseans casting ballots in that race, other congressional contests, a U.S. Senate race and the presidential contest.

Democrats couldn't field credible candidates against two other Republicans who in 2010 won House seats held by Democrats.

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9:53am

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Election 2012 Voting is Underway in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The polls are open across Tennessee. Voters are casting ballots in the presidential race, for one U.S. Senate seat, nine U.S. House contests, the entire state House and half of the state Senate.

More than 1.4 million Tennessee voters cast ballots during the early voting period.

A state or federally issued photo ID is required to vote. This is the first year for the requirement, which also applied in the March presidential primary and the August state primary.

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