The Green Papers: Tennessee 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Thursday 6 August 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Thursday 2 April 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Thursday 6 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT / 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. In some counties, polls may open as late as 9a in the prevailing time zone.
Thursday 20 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - President.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST / 8:00a-7:00p CST (1400-0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. In some counties, polls open at 9a in the prevailing time zone.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2022-2030 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
2010 Census:6,375,431 (2.06% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Nashville
 

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Tennessee State and Local Government

Tennessee 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


2020 Election Calendar from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

Nominating petitions filed from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

6 August 2020 Primary returns from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

6 August 2020 Primary results and results from media sources.

2020 Independent Presidential Candidate Petitions from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

2020 Presidential Candidates from the Tennessee Secretary of State.


2020 November General Election Candidates from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

3 November 2020 returns from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 11 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (9, 5 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,852,475 60.66% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(11 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 23 Nov 20; Tot $717,303,371; Dsb $718,174,436
  Candidate Democratic 1,143,711 37.45% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 29,877 0.98% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate Independent 10,279 0.34% Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
for Vice President: Michelle Tidball
FEC P00016741; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,442,390; Dsb $12,135,513
  Candidate Independent; (Constitution) 5,365 0.18% Don Blankenship
for Vice President: William Alan Mohr
FEC P00014209; 20 Dec 20; Tot $83,880; Dsb $83,880
  Candidate Independent; (Green) 4,545 0.15% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 23 Nov 20; Tot $495,566; Dsb $476,095
  Candidate Independent; (Socialist Workers Party) 2,576 0.08% Alyson Kennedy
for Vice President: Malcolm M. Jarrett
  Candidate Independent; (Peace And Freedom) 2,301 0.08% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 23 Nov 20; Tot $43,674; Dsb $39,726
  Candidate Independent; (Alliance Party) 1,860 0.06% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
for Vice President: Darcy G. Richardson
FEC P60016342; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,220,189; Dsb $14,208,041
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 762 0.02% Brian T. Carroll
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 68 0.00% Jade Simmons
FEC P00015537; 23 Nov 20; Tot $125,500; Dsb $72,644
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 31 0.00% Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated) 1 0.00% President R19 Boddie
Filed as "R19 Boddie".

FEC P00017202
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated) 0 0.00% Kasey J. Wells
FEC P00007864; 14 Oct 20; Tot $10,625; Dsb $10,578
Total 3,053,851 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Marsha Blackburn
Previously served in the U.S. House, 2003-2019; first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Marsha Blackburn
FEC S8TN00337

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Senator  Lamar Alexander
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 18 December 2018: "I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (11, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,840,926 62.20% former Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty
FEC S0TN00169; 23 Nov 20; Tot $15,744,133; Dsb $15,150,836
  Candidate Democratic 1,040,691 35.16% Marquita Bradshaw
FEC S0TN00342; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,662,910; Dsb $1,517,942
  Candidate Independent 16,652 0.56% Elizabeth D. McLeod
FEC S0TN00227; 30 Sep 20; Tot $9,777; Dsb $9,777
  Candidate Independent 10,727 0.36% Yomi "Fapas" Faparusi, Sr.
FEC S0TN00318; 30 Jun 20; Tot $4,862; Dsb $4,797
  Candidate Independent 9,609 0.32% Steven J. Hooper
FEC S0TN00409
  Candidate Independent 9,598 0.32% Kacey Morgan
Dropped out endorsing Marquita Bradshaw. Remains on the ballot.

FEC S0TN00292
  Candidate Independent 8,478 0.29% Ronnie Henley
FEC S0TN00391
  Candidate Independent 7,203 0.24% Aaron James
FEC S0TN00417
  Candidate Independent 6,781 0.23% Eric William Stansberry
FEC S0TN00425
  Candidate Independent 4,872 0.16% Garland Dean "Dean" Hill, II
FEC S0TN00300; 30 Jun 20; Tot $58; Dsb $58
  Candidate Independent; (Your Voice Hard) 4,160 0.14% Jeffrey Alan Grünau
FEC S0TN00375
  Candidate Write-in 64 0.00% John A. Gentry
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Al Green
Total 2,959,761 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Bill Lee
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (1 Open, 6 Renominated);
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  David Phillip "Phil" Roe
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 3 January 2020: "After prayerful consideration, I have decided to retire at the end of the 116th Congress."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 228,181 74.71% Diana Harshbarger
FEC H0TN01118; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,093,709; Dsb $1,860,910
  Candidate Democratic 68,617 22.47% Blair Nicole Walsingham
FEC H0TN01092; 14 Oct 20; Tot $140,209; Dsb $134,995
  Candidate Independent 8,621 2.82% Steve Holder
FEC H0TN01241
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 4 0.00% Josh Berger
Total 305,423 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Tim Burchett
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 2 write-ins) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 238,907 67.64% Member of Congress  Tim Burchett
FEC H8TN02119; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,340,629; Dsb $855,719
  Candidate Democratic 109,684 31.05% Renee Hoyos
FEC H8TN02176; 31 Dec 20; Tot $815,388; Dsb $819,397
  Candidate Independent 4,592 1.30% Matthew L. Campbell
FEC H0TN02108
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% Ronald Cornell, Jr.
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% David Dockery
Total 353,197 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 215,571 67.30% Member of Congress  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 31 Dec 20; Tot $1,057,453; Dsb $387,211
  Candidate Democratic 97,687 30.50% Meg Gorman
FEC H0TN03452; 23 Nov 20; Tot $86,409; Dsb $76,677
  Candidate Independent 5,043 1.57% Amber L. Hysell
FEC H0TN03460
  Candidate Independent 1,990 0.62% Keith Douglas Sweitzer
FEC H0TN03478
  Candidate Write-in 8 0.00% Scott D. James
Total 320,299 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 223,802 66.67% Member of Congress  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 23 Nov 20; Tot $331,779; Dsb $388,061
  Candidate Democratic 111,908 33.33% Christopher Jolly Hale
FEC H8TN04107; 23 Nov 20; Tot $287,810; Dsb $282,487
Total 335,710 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 3 write-ins) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 252,155 99.99% Member of Congress  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
FEC H2TN05131; 23 Nov 20; Tot $939,744; Dsb $1,304,249
  Candidate Write-in 13 0.01% Natisha Brooks
FEC S0TN00235; 16 Oct 20; Tot $4,767; Dsb $4,323
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Trevor Killian Murphy
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% John Miglietta
Total 252,169 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  John W. Rose
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 257,572 73.68% Member of Congress  John W. Rose
FEC H8TN06094; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,580,961; Dsb $897,894
  Candidate Democratic 83,852 23.99% Christopher Martin "Chris" Finley
FEC H8TN06169
  Candidate Independent 8,154 2.33% Christopher Brian Monday
FEC H8TN06078
Total 349,578 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Mark E. Green
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 245,188 69.93% Member of Congress  Mark E. Green
FEC H8TN07076; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,274,789; Dsb $960,165
  Candidate Democratic 95,839 27.33% Kiran Sreepada
FEC H0TN07255; 31 Dec 20; Tot $206,644; Dsb $207,191
  Candidate Independent; (Independent American) 7,603 2.17% Ronald Brown
FEC H0TN07271
  Candidate Independent; (Veterans Party of America) 2,005 0.57% Scott Anthony Vieira, Jr.
FEC H0TN07263; 14 Oct 20; Tot $655; Dsb $1,049
Total 350,635 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  David Kustoff
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 227,216 68.47% Member of Congress  David Kustoff
FEC H2TN07103; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,708,055; Dsb $1,037,171
  Candidate Democratic 97,890 29.50% Erika Stotts-Pearson
FEC H6TN08250; 23 Nov 20; Tot $19,272; Dsb $16,085
  Candidate Independent 3,763 1.13% James L. Hart
FEC H2TN08077; 23 Nov 20; Tot $243; Dsb $271
  Candidate Independent 2,984 0.90% Jon Dillard
FEC H0TN08360
Total 331,853 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 187,905 77.37% Member of Congress  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
FEC H6TN09068; 23 Nov 20; Tot $605,909; Dsb $454,767
  Candidate Republican 48,818 20.10% Charlotte Bergmann
FEC H8TN09114; 23 Nov 20; Tot $102,390; Dsb $103,832
  Candidate Independent 3,962 1.63% Dennis Jeffrey Clark
FEC H0TN09111; 23 Nov 20; Tot $9,991; Dsb $9,919
  Candidate Independent 2,192 0.90% Bobby Lyons
FEC H0TN09103
  Candidate Write-in 3 0.00% Charles Shappley
Total 242,880 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Alliance Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 1 candidate
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
  Your Voice Hard: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 28 candidates
  Non Affiliated: 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 15 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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