Tennessee

Tennessee

  Voting Population

Eligibility (74.5% eligible to vote)
Tennessee joined the Union as the 16th state in June 1796; it would be the last state admitted during the 18th century. Tennessee seceded from the Union during the Civil War and did not participate in the 1864 election. Like many southern states, Tennessee voted almost exclusively Democratic from Reconstruction until after World War II. Since the 1950s, Republicans have usually won here, although there have been a few exceptions, most recently Bill Clinton (with home-state Senator Al Gore as vice president) in 1992 and 1996. Interestingly, Gore lost the state in 2000 when he headed the Democratic ticket. In 2016, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by a margin of 61% to 35%. Other than Barack Obama's two terms and in 1960, when they chose Richard Nixon over John F. Kennedy, the state’s voters have sided with each election winner since 1928.

Tennessee has 11 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Nashville, TN   •   2020 Population: 6,897,576   •   US Representatives: 9

  Recent Election Results

Leaning
65%
Republican
2016 Presidential (31.2% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (19.7% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2014 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for Tennessee. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Lamar Alexander Profile Picture
 Lamar Alexander
U.S. Senator
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-4944
     
Marsha Blackburn Profile Picture
 Marsha Blackburn
U.S. Senator
357 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-3344
     
Bill Lee Profile Picture
 Bill Lee
Governor of Tennessee
600 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37243
 (615) 741-2001
     

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

Tennessee will cast 11 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Donald J. Trump Profile Picture
 Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     
Mike Pence Profile Picture
 Mike Pence
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     

 Elected Role Descriptions

Available Zip Codes in Tennessee

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