Packed Election Commission, Packed Election--Reminiscent Of "Old Days"!

Nov 04, 2020 at 10:42 am by WGNS

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(MURFREESBORO)  The Rutherford County Election Commission on the southside of the Murfreesboro square was packed during the first segment of vote compilatons for the record breaking presidential election. 

Election Administrator Alan Farley told WGNS that this was an election to remember . . .

Farley concluded, "I want to thank our staff and individuals at the Election Commission and at all VOTE CENTERS who smoothly helped all registered voters cast their ballots while keeping them safe with CDC guidelines. This was the largest turnout in this Rutherford county's history." 

With concern about possible protests, Murfreesboro Police had a show of force throughout the evening in the downtown district as well as in all part of the city. 

Rutherford County Election

The overall LOCAL election results

County LIQUOR BY THE DRINK referendum wins

State Senator Share Reeves returned to office

Smyrna, La Vergne and Eagleville municipal elections

4th Congressional District...DeJarlais wins

83.8% early vote...that's more than the total of last presidential election

State House and State Senate results

Bill Hagerty (R) is new U.S. Senator

 

Re-Drawing District

Part of the conversation on WGNS' local election coverage included news of talks about changing some of the district boundaries.

Chairman Jones noted that as Rutherford county's population nears the 400,000 point and becomes Tennessee's fourth largest county, that officials are seesing the need to re-evaluate the district boundaries.

State Senator Dawn White also commented that Rutherford County's population increase puts us in-line for more state representatives.

In the pst, the word gerrymandering would frequently pop-up, when conversation turned to the U.S. Fourth District of Tennessee. The district includes all of Rutherford, Bedford, Warren, Marshall, Franklin, Lincoln and Moore countxies in Middle Tennessee. It weaves into East Tennessee past Chattanooga to include Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, Meigs, Moore, Rhea and Sequatchie counties. 

In addition to those full counties, the 4th U.S. District includes large portions of Bradley (Cleveland, TN on extreme border of south east Tennessee), Maury and Van Buren counties.

There was no estimated redistricting time period given, only that conversation about re-drawing districts was being discussed.