Tennessee: Early Voting Gives GOP Big Numbers in Shelby County

In all, of the top 60 precincts in Shelby County by turnout, 55 went Republican in the Aug. 5 elections — the majority of voters in those precincts asked for Republican ballots in the state and federal primaries. Voters are being asked to elect a governor, state legislators, U.S. Congress members and some municipal officials on Nov. 2.
The big Republican numbers came despite a week of strong Democratic organizing, according to county chairman Van Turner. Democrats had a big rally Tuesday night in conjunction with President Barack Obama’s political arm, Organizing for America, that included popular Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and two top White House cabinet-level officials — Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk.

Memphis Commercial Appeal

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