Supporters are gathering at the Chattanoogan Hotel where Zach Wamp is expected to arrive at around 8PM. He spent the day with supporters in Shelby County and attended a "Get Out and Vote" rally in Madison. He finished the day in Nashville and is en route to Chattanooga.
Haslam supporters gathering in Nashville
Bill Haslam supporters are gathering in the downtown Hilton in Nashville awaiting his arrival. He made his way across the state today beginning in Knoxville and is still knocking on doors in Franklin. He just arrived at the Hilton at 5:15 pm central time. Greg Glover snapped this photo of Bill Haslam as he arrived at the hotel.
Ron Ramsey casts vote heads to Nashville
Ron Ramsey made his way across the state to day as well after casting his vote early this morning in his home county of Sullivan. He says this has been an unprecedented 18-month campaign and cant wait to celebrate a win. He will be holding his election party in Nashville.
Harris will visit with Congressional candidates
It's pouring outside!! That hasn't stopped me from bumping into Chuck Fleischmann, Robin Smith and Tim Gobble to talk about the heated 3rd District race.
I'll be heading out to each candidate's headquarters in the next hour to get reaction after the polls close.
I'm sure everyone is on edge to know the results, we are too!
High Temperatures aren't stopping congressional candidates
Paul Barys says the thunderstorms are north of the Tennessee Valley and should have no impact on voter turn-out. But with temperatures nearing the hundreds, one might wonder if the heat will keep voters from the poles?
Many of the precincts around the state are stressing that they are heavily air-conditioned, giving voters a chilling incentive.
"It's awful hot out there and a lot of people just can't take the heat so I am hoping they get in there and get back home, but I do hope they vote," says Charlotte Mullis-Morgan, Election Commission Administrator.
The heat is certainly not stopping candidates for the U.S. Third Congressional seat. Both Tim Gobble and Chuck Fleischmann have made rounds across the territory they hope to represent, making stops in Hamilton, Bradley and Rhea Counties.
The polls close at 8PM so there is still time to cast your vote. However, forecasters say to drink plenty of water and avoid long periods of being outdoors.
VIDEO: Chuck Fleischmann stumps in Red Bank
More video from Antwan Harris. This time in Red Back with Chuck Fleischmann.
VIDEO: Robin Smith stumps in Soddy Daisy
Antwan Harris shot this quick cell phone video of Congressional Candidate Robin Smith campaigning in Soddy Daisy.
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Middle TN voters brave triple digit heat to vote
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The heat is on for candidates in contested races, but also for voters turning out on 1 of the hottest days of the summer to cast ballots in primary elections.
State Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins has sent a memo to election commission offices warning them to be prepared in case the excessive heat causes power outages.
Goins' checklist includes making sure the batteries in voting machines are charged and that each precinct has flashlights.
Heat indices hit the triple digits around the state at midday, reaching 108 degrees in Memphis and 106 in Knoxville. Hotly contested races include three open congressional seats and governor.
Blake Fontenay with the Secretary of State's office says the temperatures shouldn't stop people from voting. Polling places are air conditioned.
Glitch shows some voters already cast ballots
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Election officials in Shelby County say some voters may have been turned away from the polls when records incorrectly showed they already voted during the early voting period.
Election Commission Chairman Bill Giannini said Thursday there was confusion as the result of early voting in May for the local primary election. Records showed some people who cast ballots then had voted early for the Aug. 5 state primary election, when they had not.
Giannini said the problem potentially affected up to 3,000 people among 600,000 registered voters in Shelby County. He says he is confident the vote will be counted accurately.
Giannini said anyone who was wrongly turned away should return to the polling place.
It wasn't immediately clear what caused the glitch.
WRCB Team across state for Election Night coverage
Greg Glover is in Nashville with the Haslam Capaign.
Callie Starnes is with the Wamp Campaign in Chattanooga.
Antwan Harris is following District 3 Congressional candidates as they complete last minute campaigning.
David Carroll will host a roundtable webcast tonight at 9:30p.m. (details on that below)
WRCBtv.com hosts Election Night roundtable
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - WRCB will broadcast analysis and discussion of the Tennessee Primary Election this Thursday night on WRCBtv.com.
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