State early voting totals strong as Metro numbers lag from 2008

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 6:55pm

Heading into the last day of early voting, state totals were on track for the second-highest total yet, after the 2008 presidential election totals.

In Davidson County early voting totals also tracked lower than in the last presidential election, which of course did not include an incumbent president.

According to Davidson County Election Commission numbers from about 4:15 Wednesday afternoon, the cumulative total during this year’s early voting cycle was at 141,460 votes. In the 2008 presidential election cycle, Davidson County totals over roughly the same time span were at 172,259.

Earlier this week on Tuesday, more than 107,000 Tennesseans voted, causing the cumulative total to dip below comparable 2008 cumulative numbers for the first time since early voting began Oct. 17, according to Blake Fontenay of the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office. The stumble in voting total numbers, he said, is likely due to bad weather in several East Tennessee counties.

Heading into Wednesday, the overall turnout of 1,215,458 voters statewide already bested the second-highest early voting turnout in Tennessee in November 2004, the last election involving an incumbent president.

Early voting ends Thursday. The general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6. For more information, click here.

2 Comments on this post:

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 11/1/12 at 10:32

That's because the voter base for ObaMao isn't there anymore. The "novelty act one hit wonder" is over.

By: Vuenbelvue on 11/2/12 at 9:16

I hope everyone votes like I did. I had a choice of two Republicans (Corker and Alexander) and one Democrat (Cooper) who were running virtually unopposed. I voted against them and for a new man in office. The three of these guys may have up to $20 million in campaign funds and will retire with these $20 million in campaign funds. Mr. Cooper hasn't lived in the District for years and sent his sons to schools in Washington, DC, 660 miles away. Vote out Congress. The two Republicans are Obstructionist/ Norquest pledge signers who vote for big business only. Now is the chance to rid our district of the 10% approval rating Congress of 2011-2012.