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ELECTION 2004: Tennessee
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Posted on 11/02/2004 9:41:02 AM PST by doug from upland

Put info and links about Tennessee here.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: tennesee; tennessee; tn
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1 posted on 11/02/2004 9:41:02 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

East Memphis,(Rain) 0900, very light turn out.


2 posted on 11/02/2004 9:42:49 AM PST by oyez (¡Qué viva la revolución de Reagan!)
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To: doug from upland

Long lines, steady traffic, on and off rain and celebrity sightings at the polls in middle TN.


3 posted on 11/02/2004 9:43:44 AM PST by secret garden (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: secret garden

Kerry will get a good 'ole fashioned butt-kickin throughout the South.


4 posted on 11/02/2004 9:44:55 AM PST by ohioman
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To: All
Williamson Co. GOP - Franklin, Tennessee

Victory Party! 7:00pm-12:00am at the Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom (Cool Springs)

Free munchies, tons of TV''s and cash bar

Podium/mic for announcements of returns and acceptance speechs Sponsored by: WCRP and Congressman Marsha Blackburn
5 posted on 11/02/2004 9:45:14 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: j_k_l

Cash bar! What has happened to my beloved GOP?


6 posted on 11/02/2004 9:46:37 AM PST by Patrick1
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To: doug from upland
Voted in Williamson County. Short lines as over half the heavily Republican county voted early.

Voted for Marsha Blackburn who is running unopposed for Congress.

7 posted on 11/02/2004 9:46:44 AM PST by hometoroost
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To: j_k_l

WOO-HOO! We'll be there to celebrate with Marsha! :-)


8 posted on 11/02/2004 9:47:04 AM PST by secret garden (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: doug from upland

tri-cities: beautiful weather, little/no lines at polling stations as of 1235 hrs.


9 posted on 11/02/2004 9:47:56 AM PST by philomath (from the state of franklin)
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To: doug from upland
Handywife always votes at our Germantown, Tennessee very pro Bush precinct at about 10am. It’s usually a 15 minute wait for presidential elections. This year she waited over an hour in the rain to vote for W. I waited 90 minutes to early vote.
10 posted on 11/02/2004 9:48:19 AM PST by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...The Truth is not a Smear!)
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To: doug from upland
Last month, my wife went to Kroger and found a table set up with two people registering people to vote. Curious, she went up to the table and talked to them a bit. The eldest, a lady, when asked if they worked for kerry, said, “yes, but, of course, not now.” The younger, a man, cast his eyes down and looked somewhat nonplussed.

They didn’t require any ID – if you could write your name and some alleged SS#, they would sign you up.

democrats. Feh!

11 posted on 11/02/2004 9:48:58 AM PST by MountainPete (democrats are Liars . . . the Truth ain't in 'em!)
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South Tipton Co. Heavy morning turnout. Large support for Bush in our area. Not a Kerry sign in sight!!


12 posted on 11/02/2004 9:49:22 AM PST by TN4Bush
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To: All

light rain in Nashville this morning-heavy turn out. i was in line at 7:00 am and waited for an hour and a half. Saw lots of W supporters so it was a great way to start my morning :)


13 posted on 11/02/2004 9:51:27 AM PST by pryncessraych
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To: doug from upland

Voted for W about 11:30 in west Knoxville. Took all of 15 minutes . . . light turnout at that time, lots of kerry stickers in the parking lot.


14 posted on 11/02/2004 9:52:58 AM PST by MountainPete (democrats are Liars . . . the Truth ain't in 'em!)
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To: Patrick1
"Cash bar! What has happened to my beloved GOP?"

True conservatives pay for their own drinks. ;-)
15 posted on 11/02/2004 9:56:03 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: Patrick1
"Cash bar! What has happened to my beloved GOP?"

True conservatives pay for their own drinks. ;-)
16 posted on 11/02/2004 9:56:41 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: secret garden

I am hoping we can take the TN Senate and at the very least make them sweat in the TN House.


17 posted on 11/02/2004 9:58:04 AM PST by j_k_l
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Sorry for the double post. FR is a little busy today.


18 posted on 11/02/2004 9:59:28 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: j_k_l

Hopefully Naifeh will be looking for a new job tomorrow.


19 posted on 11/02/2004 10:00:05 AM PST by secret garden (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Chani

ping


20 posted on 11/02/2004 10:00:59 AM PST by Chani
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To: doug from upland
East Memphis Ward 067 (All Saints Episcopal 1508 White Station) Turnout light (though I usually don't vote early.) Turnout always seem light there. Waited longer than usual but only 3 people in line. The N-Z table was manned by a Democrat guy about 24 or so. He had a scratch pad with some stuff written on it. I looked at it and he said it was rap lyrics he was writing. I thought I was going to puke!

Tried to early vote in East Memphis. Had the kids and the line was unbelievable. Wife and I decided to leave. As we were walking out my 4 year old exclaimed excitedly in her "outside" voice, "Daddy, some of those people were going to vote for John Kerry!!!!!!" (She can read the buttons) An old couple walking out in front of us turned and scowled. I was about to crack up but I turned to my daughter and comforted her by saying, " Yes honey I know. It is really sad." That really pissed off the Democrats!

21 posted on 11/02/2004 10:02:20 AM PST by Nov3 (Pray)
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To: doug from upland
Does one have to place a vote for everything listed on the ballot in order for the other votes to be valid? Anyone know?
22 posted on 11/02/2004 10:03:14 AM PST by Fraulein
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To: doug from upland

I am on my way to vote in Grand Junction, 50 miles east of Memphis...Wet but no rain now....
Probably 70% black in my precinct, where they would vote for some cartoon character, if he has a "D" by the name, so we will not win here, but I am sure TN will be for Bush.


23 posted on 11/02/2004 10:03:31 AM PST by AlexW
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To: TN4Bush

South Tipton?!! Where are you? I'm in Drummonds.


24 posted on 11/02/2004 10:04:02 AM PST by amadeus
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To: doug from upland

In Murfreesboro, I passed two schools around 7:30 am. The first school was closed and looked like a voting precinct. Vehicles parked everywhere you could fit one.

The second school didn't look like a voting precinct. Several cars there, but it looked like a normal school day. However, they had several Kerry signs and Larry Trail signs in the school yard. Union members I guess...


25 posted on 11/02/2004 10:04:14 AM PST by cpanter (Middle Tennessee is all Bush Country.)
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To: Fraulein

I believe you can undervote.


26 posted on 11/02/2004 10:04:54 AM PST by Nov3 (Pray)
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To: secret garden
Naifeh spent 4 times as much cash as did his opponent.

Bredesen was trolling for Pro-Income taxers hard. Tomorrow starts the campaign to get this weasel out of office.
27 posted on 11/02/2004 10:05:16 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: Nov3

Al Gore leading lol


28 posted on 11/02/2004 10:05:53 AM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: amadeus

I'm in Atoka. Good to see a fellow Tipton county person on this site. I know TN will go for Bush. I'm just praying for the rest of the states.


29 posted on 11/02/2004 10:06:01 AM PST by TN4Bush
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To: doug from upland

Definitely a beautiful day in upper East Tennessee! I voted a week ago, but I drove by a couple of polling places this morning and they seemed pretty active. This is hardcore GOP territory!

There are no Senate or Governor races here this year, but there will still be a great turnout for the President. We have a leftist Rat running against our GOP congressman Bill Jenkins, but Jenkins will crush him. The Rat is a Michael Moore fan who attended the premier of Fahrenheit 9/11 here a few months ago. Yeah, that'll go over here real well!

Bush will win Tennessee in a landslide, and an even bigger landslide in upper East Tennessee!


30 posted on 11/02/2004 10:06:18 AM PST by puroresu
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To: Fraulein

No. You can undervote. But you have to vote for one person (in any race) for it to accept the ballot.

This came from my Mom who worked a booth for almost twenty years.


31 posted on 11/02/2004 10:07:52 AM PST by cpanter (Middle Tennessee is all Bush Country.)
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To: secret garden

Celebrity sightings? Who? Who? Who!!


32 posted on 11/02/2004 10:08:41 AM PST by fullchroma
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To: Fraulein

No. You can undervote. But you have to vote for one person (in any race) for it to accept the ballot.

This came from my Mom who worked a booth for almost twenty years.


33 posted on 11/02/2004 10:09:17 AM PST by cpanter (Middle Tennessee is all Bush Country.)
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To: Nov3
There was a democrat running unopposed, and I left it blank. I've never placed a vote for a democrat, and I saw no reason to do so today, even if she was running opposed.
34 posted on 11/02/2004 10:11:35 AM PST by Fraulein
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To: cpanter
Thanks!
35 posted on 11/02/2004 10:13:11 AM PST by Fraulein
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To: doug from upland

Forest Hills, S. suburban Nashville. Arrived at the polling place at 7:10 expecting to be the only one there. Shocked to see a full parking lot and a line stretching out the front door and down the sidewalk. People behind me in line making disparaging remarks about Michael Moore. No sKerry campaign presence at all, not even a sign. There was a GWB sign. Took 1 hour to get to the head of the line and vote. On the way out, the line was almost as long as it had been when I arrived.


36 posted on 11/02/2004 10:14:08 AM PST by Campion
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To: doug from upland
Voted in middle Kuh-noxville at a public school around 9:00 AM. Not a huge turn-out, but frankly more than I had expected to see at that time. Nice, sunny morning which turned gray and overcast by noon.

Several Kerry signs placed outside the school. Plus, one black and white pooch tethered to the bike rack. Not sure if the latter is to be regarded as a political statement.

37 posted on 11/02/2004 10:17:04 AM PST by Dunstan McShane
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To: doug from upland

From radio reports this morning, about 2.2 million people voted in the 2000 election. They expected about 2.5 total. Over 1.1 million voted early. As of now, starting to sprinkle and cloud over in Knoxville, but was beautiful this morning.


38 posted on 11/02/2004 10:21:44 AM PST by tnlibertarian (I'm not voting for Bush today.................... I voted for him two weeks ago.)
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To: philomath

Voted early. Chatted with others in line in Jonesborough Courthouse and not a Kerry supporter was in evidence out of the twenty plus in line. Asked a Sheriff's deputy outside what his impression was --Bush or Kerry getting the most votes? He was matter-of-fact in saying he had seen three Lesbians vote and had a Kerry bumperstick on their SUV, and those were the only ones he thought even remotely were Kerry fans.


39 posted on 11/02/2004 10:26:31 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: fullchroma

Faith and Tim.


40 posted on 11/02/2004 10:28:00 AM PST by secret garden (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: secret garden

HUGE Turnouts in East Tennessee in both Bradley, Hamilton and Meigs counties. Several that I work with said they had NEVER seen such a huge swell of voters in line at 8:00am to vote. Just thought I would let the group know.


41 posted on 11/02/2004 10:32:55 AM PST by ranair34
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To: Fraulein

I did the exact same thing, I just left the box blank-haven't voted for a dem yet, so I figured why start today?


42 posted on 11/02/2004 10:33:41 AM PST by pryncessraych
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To: ranair34

By the way, last night at Church (we had about 500 in attendance) for a "Family Life Conference" the preacher asked how many had early voted and honest, over 90% of the congregation said they did.


43 posted on 11/02/2004 10:34:48 AM PST by ranair34
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To: j_k_l

I've seen those ads with Bredesen too. "Fill in the blank has worked with me blah, blah, blah.."


44 posted on 11/02/2004 10:35:17 AM PST by pnz1
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To: TN4Bush
I spent the morning up 51 in North Tipton in the rain waving Bush/Cheney/Dr. Cannon signs in the rain. This is not my precinct so I don't know if the light crowd was normal or not. It has stopped raining now so the crowd might pick up. Got lots of waves and honks from the traffic.
45 posted on 11/02/2004 10:45:04 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: oyez
I would think that most of those people would have voted early. My daughter took advantage of early voting for the first time, and there was long waits, in fact she went to several before she could find one where the line was acceptable.
46 posted on 11/02/2004 10:47:34 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: doug from upland

I'm sitting in Ohio. I got an email from my mom in TN. She said, "I am really in a delimma. I can't make up my mind. what say you?" So I responded. Long story short, I told her to vote for Bush. A little later, she actually called and told me she was on her way to the polls to vote for Bush. The abortion issue alone was enough to sway her the "right" way.


47 posted on 11/02/2004 10:48:14 AM PST by sparkomatic (This happens every time one of these floozies starts poontangin' around with those show folk fags!)
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To: secret garden

Is that Davidson County?


48 posted on 11/02/2004 10:48:31 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: MountainPete

This is against the law in Tenn and should be reported.


49 posted on 11/02/2004 10:49:45 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: secret garden

I hope so too. I spent several hours standing in the rain along 51 with Jessica Cannon. She said that her dad's polls looked really good.


50 posted on 11/02/2004 10:53:12 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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