Tennessee’s elections were called for Republicans across the board not long after the polls closed on Tuesday night. The red state remained red, for the most part. One state-level seat flipped in Davidson County: a blue dot surrounded by red.
On the national scale, President Donald Trump won with an approximate 23 point lead over Democratic candidate Joe Biden. That lead is 3 points shy of his 2016 victory against Hillary Clinton. A total of just over 3 million votes were reported. Absentee votes favored Biden by just under one percent.
Democrat Marquita Bradshaw officially lost the U.S. Senate race to U.S. Sen.-Elect Bill Hagerty Tuesday by a landslide margin, but she said Tuesday that she refuses to accept the results.
Bradshaw also said she won’t address Hagerty as her new U.S. senator.
Tennessee voters elected Republican Bill Hagerty to the U.S. Senate Tuesday in a landslide vote.
According to Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s website, Hagerty had 62 percent of the vote, or 1.6 million votes, versus his Democratic challenger Marquita Bradshaw, who had 35 percent of the vote, or slightly more than 928,000 votes.
Big and Rich country singer John Rich will host an election night watch party at his downtown bar, Redneck Riviera. The Tennessee Republican Party emailed invitations to the event on Monday.
Currently, President Donald Trump is favored to win Tennessee. The same holds true for Republican Bill Hagerty in his senate race against Democrat Marquita Bradshaw.
With three days until Election Day, voting turnouts far surpassed 2016 records for early voting. Turnout jumped from about 273,000 the first day to nearly 2.3 million in under two weeks.
These numbers represent over half of Tennessee’s registered voters. More ballots are still forthcoming.
The most important 2020 race for Tennesseans on Nov. 3 isn’t Trump vs. Biden, but the hotly contested Senate battle between Republican Bill Hagerty and Democrat Marquita Bradshaw.
One thing is certain: A Democrat-controlled Senate would enact a potential President Biden’s plan to radically overhaul our nation’s immigration laws — including extending amnesty to the 11 million illegal immigrants already here. Biden has also pledged to stop construction on the border wall and halt deportations of people caught illegally crossing the border.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty warned Wednesday that the Nov. 3 election is “a choice between freedom and socialism.”
Hagerty said this shortly after he voted early at the Bellevue Branch of the Nashville Public Library. Hagerty stood in line for about 45 minutes to vote.
Tennessee U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Marquita Bradshaw late last week thanked the Democratic Socialists of America for helping her campaign, and she also said she can get Republicans to vote for her.
Bradshaw said this during an online conversation with DSA members nationwide. DSA Los Angeles officials posted the video on their YouTube channel.
Tennessee U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Marquita Bradshaw is an environmental activist and former AFL-CIO organizer, according to information she posted on her campaign website.
Bradshaw got 35 percent of the vote against four lesser performing candidates in Thursday’s Democratic primary, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website.