The Volunteer State

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2,287,756 absentee ballots were cast in Tennessee’s 2020 election cycle. Overall 3,053,851 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 68%. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald Trump, who won its 11 electoral votes with 60.7% of the popular vote. Tennessee has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 2000.

Tennessee has a bicameral legislature with 33 senators and 99 representatives. The legislative sessions last for two years and – comprised of no more than 90 legislative days, and Republicans have held the majority in both chambers since 2008. Tennessee’s governor, Bill Lee (R), is eligible for re-election in 2022.