|TENNESSEE||11 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
Total Population, April 1, 2000 5,689,283
Voting Age Population, Nov. 2000 4,221,000 % change from '96 +5.3
Total Registration, June 2000 3,000,737 (active)
(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
15-day early voting period:
Oct. 18-Nov. 2, 2000.
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
State primary held August 3, 2000
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.