Politics

6:33pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

First Election Results in From Eastern States

WASHINGTON (AP) — The polls are starting to close in the eastern United States, and President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each have an early victory.

As expected, Obama was the winner in Vermont, with three electoral votes, while Romney captured Kentucky's eight electoral votes.

Vermont voters also re-elected Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Still to come are the returns from the handful of states, including Ohio, Florida and Virginia, where Obama and Romney have concentrated their efforts in recent weeks.

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5:29pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

No DesJarlais Trial Transcripts on Election Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has reached the finish line of his re-election bid before potentially damaging trial transcripts from his 2001 divorce were made public.

The congressman's attorney blocked the release until a transcript was complete, and Democratic Party officials said the court reporter couldn't finish the work in time for voters to evaluate the records before the polls would close Tuesday evening.

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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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