2016 Tennessee Democratic primary
The 2016 Tennessee Democratic primary took place on March 1 in the U. S. state of Tennessee as one of the Democratic Party's primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election. On the same day, dubbed "Super Tuesday," Democratic primaries were held in ten other states plus American Samoa, while the Republican Party held primaries in eleven states including their own Tennessee primary. Primary date: March 1, 2016 National delegates: 75 Clinton swept Tennessee, winning the primary in a 34-point-routing over Bernie Sanders; the intensity of her victory in the primary was delivered by African American voters, who comprised 32% of the electorate and backed Clinton over Sanders by a margin of 89-10. Clinton won the white vote 57-42. Clinton swept all income levels and educational attainment levels in Tennessee, and though Sanders won the youth vote, Clinton won among voters over the age of 45 by a margin of 78-21. Her strong support among African American voters handed Clinton an 82-18 showing in the Memphis area.
She won in Nashville 66-33, in Central Tennessee 66-35, in Eastern Tennessee, whiter and considered to be an extension of Appalachia by a margin of 58-42
Freddie Dalton Thompson was an American politician, lobbyist, columnist and radio personality. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United States Senate representing Tennessee from 1994 to 2003, was a GOP presidential candidate in 2008. Thompson served as chairman of the International Security Advisory Board at the United States Department of State, was a member of the U. S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, was a Visiting Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, specializing in national security and intelligence. As an actor, Thompson appeared in a number of movies and television shows including The Hunt for Red October, Die Hard 2, In the Line of Fire, Cape Fear, as well as in commercials, he portrayed governmental authority figures and military men. In the final months of his U. S. Senate term in 2002, Thompson joined the cast of the NBC television series Law & Order, playing Manhattan District Attorney Arthur Branch. Thompson was born in Sheffield, Alabama, on August 19, 1942, the son of Ruth Inez and Fletcher Session Thompson, an automobile salesman.
Thompson had distant Dutch ancestry. He attended public school in Lawrenceburg, graduating from Lawrence County High School, where he played high-school football. Thereafter, he worked days in the local post office, nights at the Murray bicycle assembly plant. Thompson entered Florence State College, becoming the first member of his family to attend college, he transferred to Memphis State University, now the University of Memphis, where he earned a double degree in philosophy and political science in 1964, as well as scholarships to both Tulane and Vanderbilt law schools. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the Vanderbilt Law School in 1967. Thompson was admitted to the state bar of Tennessee in 1967. At that time, he shortened his first name from Freddie to Fred, he worked as an assistant U. S. attorney from 1969 to 1972 prosecuting bank robberies and other cases. Thompson was the campaign manager for Republican U. S. Senator Howard Baker's re-election campaign in 1972, was minority counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee in its investigation of the Watergate scandal.
In the 1980s, Thompson worked as an attorney, with law offices in Nashville and Washington, DC, handling personal injury claims and defending people accused of white collar crimes. He accepted appointments as special counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, special counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, member of the Appellate Court Nominating Commission for the State of Tennessee, his clients included Japan's Toyota Motors Corporation. Thompson served on various corporate boards, he did legal work and served on the board of directors for engineering firm Stone & Webster. In 1973, Thompson was appointed minority counsel to assist the Republican senators on the Senate Watergate Committee, a special committee convened by the U. S. Senate to investigate the Watergate scandal. Thompson was sometimes credited for supplying Republican Senator Howard Baker's famous question, "What did the President know, when did he know it?" This question is said to have helped frame the hearings in a way that led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon.
A Republican staff member, Donald Sanders, found out about the White House tapes and informed the committee on July 13, 1973. Thompson was informed of the existence of the tapes, he, in turn, informed Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt. "Even though I had no authority to act for the committee, I decided to call Fred Buzhardt at home," Thompson wrote, "I wanted to be sure that the White House was aware of what was to be disclosed so that it could take appropriate action." Three days after Sanders's discovery, at a public, televised committee hearing, Thompson asked former White House aide Alexander Butterfield the famous question, "Mr. Butterfield, were you aware of the existence of any listening devices in the Oval Office of the President?" Thereby publicly revealing the existence of tape recordings of conversations within the White House. National Public Radio called that session and the discovery of the Watergate tapes "a turning point in the investigation."Thompson's appointment as minority counsel to the Senate Watergate committee upset Nixon, who believed Thompson was not skilled enough to interrogate unfriendly witnesses and would be outfoxed by the committee Democrats.
According to historian Stanley Kutler, however and Baker "carried water for the White House, but I have to give them credit—they were watching out for their interests, too... They weren't going to mindlessly go down the tubes."Journalist Scott Armstrong, a Democratic investigator for the Senate Watergate Committee, is critical of Thompson for having disclosed the committee's knowledge of the tapes to Buzhardt during an ongoing investigation, says Thompson was "a mole for the White House" and that Thompson's actions gave the White House a chance to destroy the tapes. Thompson's 1975 book At That Point in Time, in turn, accused Armstrong of having been too close to The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and of leaking committee information to him. In response to renewed interest in this matter, in 2007 during his presidential campaign, Thompson said, "I'm glad all of this has caused someone to read my Watergate book though it's taken them over 30 years." In 1977, Thompson represented Marie Ragghianti, a former Tennessee Parole Board chair, who h
2008 Tennessee Democratic primary
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2016 United States presidential election in Tennessee
The 2016 United States presidential election in Tennessee was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Tennessee voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting the Republican Party's nominee, businessman Donald Trump, running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. On March 1, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Tennessee voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic and Republican parties' respective nominees for president. Registered members of each party only voted in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated chose any one primary in which to vote. Donald Trump won the election in Tennessee with 60.7% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 34.7% of the vote. This is the largest margin of victory for a presidential candidate for either party since 1972 with Richard Nixon, the first time since that either party has earned over 60% of the vote in Tennessee.
Tennessee has not voted for a Democratic presidential nominee since 1996. In 2012, Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the state by a margin of more than twenty points, due to the unpopularity of the Obama administration in the conservative state. Democrats do well in the urban regions of Memphis and Nashville, while Republicans dominate the rural and suburban areas. Tennessee is considered a safe Republican state. In 2016, it stayed that way with Trump winning the state with 60.7% of the vote. Results CNN: Solid Trump Cook Political Report: Solid Trump Electoral-vote.com: Likely Trump Los Angeles Times: Solid Trump NBC: Likely Trump^ RealClearPolitics: Likely Trump Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Trump^Highest rating given Trump won 7 of 9 congressional districts. Hardeman 2016 Democratic Party presidential debates and forums 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries 2016 Republican Party presidential debates and forums 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries RNC 2016 Republican Nominating Process Green papers for 2016 primaries and conventions Decision Desk Headquarter Results for Tennessee
1964 United States presidential election in Tennessee
The 1964 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 3, 1964, as part of the 1964 United States presidential election. Tennessee voters chose eleven representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Tennessee was won by incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson, with 55.50% of the popular vote, against Senator Barry Goldwater, with 44.49% of the popular vote
1976 United States presidential election in Tennessee
The 1976 United States presidential election in Tennessee was held on November 2, 1976. The Democratic Party candidate, former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter won the state of Tennessee with 56% of the vote against Republican Party candidate, President Gerald Ford, carrying the state’s ten electoral votes. Carter, a native Southerner from neighboring Georgia, carried Tennessee with a 13% margin of victory against incumbent Ford; the Watergate scandal had damaged Ford's predecessor, Richard Nixon, who had resigned in 1974 as a result, the Republican Party as a whole. The unknown Carter campaigned as a Washington outsider free of the corruption of Watergate, thus appealed to many voters in the country, including Tennessee; as was normal during this era, Carter carried Western Tennessee and Middle Tennessee, the most Democratic regions in the state, by landslide margins, which included the major cities of Memphis and Nashville, the state capital. Carter made inroads in traditionally Republican East Tennessee, though Ford kept the region in his column with his wins in the major cities of Chattanooga and Knoxville.
Carter outperformed by 0.44% Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 result during that President’s national landslide; this was the first occasion since Oklahoma became a state in 1907 that Tennessee and Oklahoma produced a different popular vote winner, an occurrence replicated only in 1992 and 1996. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last presidential election in which the Democratic candidate won Tennessee with a majority of the popular vote. Bill Clinton would carry the state in both his 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns, though with pluralities with Tennessee native Al Gore on the tickets; this is the last election in which Williamson County, Sullivan County, Madison County, Hamblen County, Cumberland County, McMinn County, Loudon County, Monroe County, Rhea County, Chester County voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate
2012 United States presidential election in Tennessee
The 2012 United States presidential election in Tennessee took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Tennessee voters chose 11 electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, against Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan. Mitt Romney received Tennessee's 11 electoral votes after he garnered 59.48% of the popular vote in Tennessee, to Barack Obama's 39.08%. Much like in previous elections, larger metropolitan areas such as Memphis and Nashville were won by the Democratic Party, but rural areas overwhelmingly favored the Republican Party. Barack Obama proved unpopular among the state's conservative electorate. Tennessee has not voted for a Democratic candidate since 1996; this is the most recent election in which Hardeman County was won by the Democratic candidate as of 2016.
Mitt Romney swept the state and carried seven of the state's nine congressional districts, all represented by Republicans. Barack Obama carried the state's two congressional districts anchored by the two largest cities of Memphis and Nashville. In previous elections, Tennessee was won by the Republican party, with Republicans winning in Tennessee for the past three election cycles, since the 2000 election; the 2012 democratic primary in Tennessee took place on Super Tuesday, March 6, 2012, with Barack Obama receiving 80,355 votes. Other candidates received a combined total of 10,411 votes. Tennessee had a total of 91 delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, of which 82 were pledged to presidential contenders depending on the popular vote; the remaining 9 super-delegates were unbound. The Republican primary took place on Super Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Tennessee has 58 delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention. Three super delegates are unbound. 27 delegates are awarded by 3 delegates for each district.
If a candidate wins two-third of the vote in a district, he takes all 3 delegates there. Another 28 delegates are awarded to the candidate who wins two-thirds of the vote statewide, or allocated proportionately among candidates winning at least 20% of the vote if no one gets two-thirds. 2012 United States presidential election 2012 Republican Party presidential debates and forums 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries Results of the 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries Tennessee Republican Party 2012 Democratic Party presidential primaries Tennessee Democratic Party The Green Papers for Tennessee The Green Papers for Tennessee The Green Papers: Major state elections in chronological order