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Senate candidate's campaign bus catches on fire in Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville's campaign bus went up in flames Wednesday night on the side of a north Alabama interstate.
What to know about requesting an absentee ballot for upcoming Tennessee elections Tennessee became one of the last states to expand mail-in voting earlier this month when Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that voters under 60 can request an absentee ballot because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden campaign says 36% of senior staff are people of color Joe Biden's campaign says a little more than a third of its senior staff are people of color, sharing staff diversity data after facing pressure to answer questions on the issue.
Monty Bruell enters 2021 mayoral race to close gap between 'two Chattanoogas' Business consultant Monty Bruell wants to be Chattanooga's next mayor in order to lessen the economic disparity between the "two Chattanoogas."
Mail-in ballots thrust Postal Service into presidential race The U.S. Postal Service's famous motto — "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers" — is being tested like never before, by challenges that go well beyond the weather.
Georgia measure would stop officials mailing ballot requests Republicans controlling a Georgia House committee approved legislation Wednesday that would prevent election officials from proactively sending mail ballot request forms to voters ahead of an election.
Trump rally highlights vulnerabilities heading into election President Donald Trump's return to the campaign trail was designed to show strength and enthusiasm heading into the critical final months before an election that will decide whether he remains in the White House.
Access to ballot, seal of democracy's covenant, under attack The ballot is deployed to replace the bullet, to decide peacefully who will lead, to resolve divisive issues and to empower individual citizens.
Trump suggests US slow virus testing to avoid bad statistics President Donald Trump said Saturday he's asked his administration to slow down coronavirus testing because robust testing turns up too many cases of COVID-19.
Mayoral candidate Andrew McLaren wants to bridge Chattanooga communities with 'out of the box' ideas Independent candidate Andrew McLaren is running for mayor of Chattanooga in hopes of bridging community disparities with fruit trees and police pay raises.
Liberal groups warn Biden could lose over policing policies More than four dozen progressive groups have signed a letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign criticizing his police reform proposals and warning that if he doesn't adopt more progressive policies he risks losing black voters — and the election — this fall.
Blind voters fear loss of privacy with shift to mail voting Not that long ago, Ann Byington had to squeeze into a voting booth with a Republican poll watcher on one side and a Democrat on the other reading her voting choices out loud so her ballot could be marked for her and the selections verified.
Tennessee makes mail voting form changes ordered by judge Tennessee election officials on Thursday made changes to the absentee voting application, a move ordered when a judge scolded them for making their own edits after she required a universal mail-in voting option during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nashville judge to top election officials: 'Shame on you' for not following absentee voting order A Nashville judge rebuked Tennessee's top election officials on Thursday, threatening them with criminal contempt of court if they don't abide by her order to update the state's absentee voting request form to accommodate those who wish to vote by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden gets more aggressive as 2020 campaign heats back up Joe Biden is adopting an increasingly aggressive stance as he looks to break out of a monthslong campaign freeze imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Polls find majority support among Tennesseans for voting by mail NASHVILLE — Two new polls show most Tennesseans support being able to vote by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic even as state Attorney General Herbert Slatery appeals a Nashville chancellor's ruling that expands absentee voting by mail to all 4.1 million of the state's registered voters.
Mullis holds off Moore in Georgia Senate race; Greene and Cowan advance to August runoff in 14th congressional district With all four counties in the 53rd District Senate race reporting, Sen. Jeff Mullis held off challenger and current House District 1 Rep. Colton Moore by winning 54.67% of the vote.
New voting machines, rain, long lines: Georgia election plagued by problems Voters endured heat, pouring rain and waits as long as five hours on Tuesday to cast ballots across Georgia, demonstrating a fierce desire to participate in the democratic process while raising questions about the emerging battleground state's ability to manage elections in November when the White House is at stake.
Georgia primaries: Officials prep for lines and slow results Elections officials in Georgia are preparing for long lines and slow results in Tuesday's primaries as poll closures and coronavirus restrictions complicate in-person voting and counties grapple with processing a huge increase in paper ballots received by mail.
Democrats look to counter GOP vote-by-mail fraud claims Democrats are mounting a new effort to push back against a well-funded Republican campaign that seeks to undermine public confidence in mail-in voting, which President Donald Trump has said, without offering proof, will lead to election fraud.
Virus, racial unrest force Trump campaign to recalibrate Less than five months before voters will decide his fate, President Donald Trump is confronting a vastly different political reality than he once envisioned. For starters, if the election were held today, he'd likely lose.
Georgia voters heading to polls Tuesday for primary elections The races are set for Tuesday in Georgia's delayed statewide and presidential primary elections.
Judge to decide on excuse-free mail voting in Tennessee amid coronavirus fears A judge will rule on Thursday whether to expand excuse-free absentee voting to any Tennessee voter who requests a mail-in ballot.
With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.
Tennessee vote-by-mail case ruling expected next week A Tennessee judge expects to rule next Thursday on whether to order a temporary injunction to let all voters cast ballots by mail in the August primary due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Parties target control of state legislatures, redistricting Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for the next decade.
Tennessee officials: 2020 vote-by-mail for all not feasible Tennessee officials say they "cannot feasibly implement" a quick shift to let all voters cast their ballots by mail in the 2020 elections, an outcome sought in three lawsuits due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home.
Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote A Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal judge ruled Sunday.
Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a "decent guy" and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's "fairness, honesty, dignity, respect."
GOP rising star John James faces trouble at top of ticket Michigan Senate candidate John James has been called a rising star of the Republican Party so many times it's become a cliche.
Stacey Abrams endorses candidates in 7 US Senate contests Alongside discussions of her own national political ambitions, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is wading into elections outside her home state, endorsing the campaigns of seven Democrats vying for U.S. Senate seats.
Trump threatens funding after Michigan absentee ballot move President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold up coronavirus relief money for Michigan after he said — erroneously — that the state had sent absentee ballots to millions of voters. It's not clear that he can do so.
2016 repeat? Trump revives Clinton playbook to battle Biden Accusations of a "deep state" conspiracy. Allegations of personal and family corruption. Painting an opponent as a Washington insider not to be trusted.
Sweeping federal lawsuit seeks election changes in Wisconsin Advocates for people with disabilities and minority voters in Wisconsin filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Monday asking a judge to order that more poll workers be hired, every voter in the state receive an absentee ballot application and a host of other changes be made to ensure the August primary and November presidential election can be held safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tech glitches keep Atlanta voters waiting for mail ballots The election director for Georgia's most populous county said Thursday that technical issues have prevented officials from processing absentee ballot applications sent in by email, causing a backlog of thousands of pending applications ahead of the June 9 primaries.
Pandemic creates electoral uncertainty for Trump, Democrats President Donald Trump's reelection is facing growing headwinds less than six months before Election Day.
Georgians face Monday deadline to register to vote on June 9 Georgians have until the end of the day Monday to register to vote in the June 9 elections.
On duty for National Guard, Clay Fuller can't actively campaign for Congress while on the frontlines of coronavirus pandemic Clayton Fuller, a prosecutor in Georgia's Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit and candidate for the state's 14th Congressional District, has been on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak for nearly two weeks helping disinfect nursing homes in Alabama for the Air National Guard.
Georgia election board approves ballot drop boxes for June Georgia's state election board on Wednesday approved a new rule allowing counties to establish absentee ballot drop boxes for the state's June primary elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.
'Against all odds': Colton Moore running against Jeff Mullis for Georgia Senate seat Georgia state Rep. Colton Moore, R-Trenton, told the Times Free Press in a phone call Friday morning that he is running against Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, for the Senate seat in District 53.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke endorses Joe Biden after Pete Buttigieg ends presidential bid Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced on Twitter the day before Super Tuesday that he endorses Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential candidate.
Rep. Colton Moore will not run for reelection in District 1 In a surprising announcement that will shake up the political landscape in Northwest Georgia, Rep. Colton Moore, R-Trenton, announced he will not run for relection in House District 1.
What you need to know for Super Tuesday in Hamilton County On Tuesday, Tennessee, Alabama and 12 other states will participate in the 2020 Super Tuesday primary election.
Hamilton County, Tennessee Democrats turned out in droves during early voting Overall numbers of Hamilton County voters who cast early ballots in the upcoming Super Tuesday presidential primary dropped slightly from 2016, but local Democrats' turnout soared nearly 50% and actually topped the total number of GOP voters in the Republican county, state figures show.
Most Americans don't think Democratic candidates are religious, but it may not matter Most Americans do not think the current Democratic candidates for president are very religious, which could damage progressive hopes for wins Southern states where faith remains an important voting issue.
Randy Fairbanks takes Hamilton County property assessor opponent Marty Haynes to task for not owning property Incumbent Property Assessor Marty Haynes is under scrutiny again by opponent Randy Fairbanks as a new campaign mailer suggests Haynes, who does not own property, is unqualified to maintain his office.
Monday is voter registration deadline for Georgia primary Monday is the deadline to register for Georgia's March 24 presidential primary.
Power Poll: Who would Chattanooga leaders back in the coming primaries? If the 2020 presidential primary election were held today, Chattanooga's leaders would choose former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg over all other candidates, according to a new Power Poll released Thursday.
US Senate race: Sethi campaign hits rival Hagerty's use of national surrogates in Tennessee Republican U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi on Tuesday knocked GOP rival Bill Hagerty as yet another national surrogate for Hagerty swooped into Tennessee to campaign on his behalf.
Hamilton County early voting off to strong start thanks to heated Democratic contest State figures show 65,491 Tennesseans last week took advantage of the first four days of early voting as they began casting ballots in the March 3 Super Tuesday presidential primary, as well as a smattering of local contests across the state.
Bloomberg rallies Chattanooga: 'Trump is afraid of me.' Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg drew hundreds of people to downtown Chattanooga Wednesday for a rally emphasizing his electability against President Donald Trump.
Opponent Randy Fairbanks accuses incumbent Marty Haynes of favoring political allies Just days before early voting begins, two Republican candidates for Hamilton County property assessor unleashed "D.C. politics" in an effort to sway local conservatives.
A list of Chattanooga area early voting locations and hours Early voting for Tennessee's March 3 Presidential Preference Primary/County Primary Election begins Wednesday and will run through Feb. 25.
Chattanooga City Councilman Russell Gilbert announces 2021 mayoral campaign Chattanooga District 5 City Councilman Russell Gilbert officially announced his 2021 candidacy for city mayor Monday, promising "fresh ideas."
Chattanooga Assistant Police Chief Glenn Scruggs announces state Senate District 10 bid Chattanooga Assistant Chief of Police Glenn Scruggs on Monday announced his candidacy for the Tennessee Senate District 10 seat held by Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga.
Who is running for re-election in Hamilton County this year? Some candidates have already announced their bids for this year's local and state elections, but others have only picked up nominating papers.
Former Red Bank Mayor John Roberts running for Hamilton County school board Former Red Bank Mayor John Roberts picked up nominating papers for this year's District 2 school board race from the Hamilton County Election Commission Monday.
Like-minded conservatives and former friends battle for Hamilton County property assessor position The pair were friends for decades and often allies in their time on the Hamilton County Commission, but now Property Assessor Marty Haynes and Commission Chairman Randy Fairbanks are locked in a heated and deeply personal campaign for the March property assessor primary election.