|TENNESSEE||11 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
Total Population, July 2004 est. 5,900,962
Total Registration, Nov. 2004 3,704,040
(Tennessee does not register voters by party).
Tennessee has: 95 counties.
Largest counties: Shelby, Davidson, Knox, Hamilton, Rutherford.
Largest cities: Memphis, Nashville-Davidson, Knoxville, Chattanooga.
Department of State
Party of TN
|Early voting: October 13-28, 2004.||
Early Votes: 1,107,398 (45.08% of total votes)
Absentee by Mail: 54,495
Bush won Tennessee with a comfortable plurality of 347,898 votes (14.27 percentage points), carrying 77 counties to 18 for Kerry.
General Election Details
Kerry/Allies | Bush-Cheney '04
(State Primary: August 5, 2004)
Total Votes Cast: 2,100,241
Vice President Gore represented Tennessee for 16 years as a congressman and Senator. He still owns a farm in Carthage near where his mother lives. He moved his national campaign headquarters to Nashville from Washington, DC in October 1999. However, he still could not carry his home state; Gov. Bush won with a plurality of 80,299 votes (3.86 percentage points), carrying 59 counties to 36 for Gore.
General Election Activity
T.C.A. 2-5-205 sets out two ways for candidate to appear on the presidential preference primary ballot. In the first category are "persons who the secretary of state, in the secretary of state's sole discretion, has determined are generally advocated or recognized as candidates in national news media throughout the United States." The secretary of state is to submit such names to the state election commission. The second route is to submit nominating petitions signed by at least 2,500 registered voters of the party.
Democratic - Presidential Primary: Tuesday, February 10, 2004. 85 Delegates (69 Pledged, 16 Unpledged ) and 11 Alternates.
of the 369,385 votes, or 28.32%, were cast in the 14-day early voting period:
Republican - Presidential
Primary: Tuesday, February 10, 2004. 55 Delegates and
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