Election Day Arrives

Election Day Arrives

Heavy early voting in Knox County and across Tennessee makes predictions a precarious proposition.

by scott barker • November 6, 2018

Campaign signs outside the City County Building in downtown Knoxville.

Three open seats at the top of the ballot, two passionate political parties and one energized electorate promise to make today’s election a historic event.
An unprecedented early voting turnout points toward a record midterm voting total.
The story during the early voting period in Knox County and across the state was an unprecedented turnout for a midterm election. During the day today the focus will be on whether Election Day voters will keep up the pace. At 8 p.m., when the polls close, attention will shift to results.
“There’s no midterm we can even remotely compare this to,” Knox C...

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