2010 Tennessee primary election results are coming in, as the state of Tennessee voted on August 5. The 2010 Tennessee primary election results are coming in from 95 counties in Tennessee, and the results are getting provided by the Tennessee Department of State. At several times on Thursday, the Department of State website has crashed due to the overflow of traffic, showing that there is immense interest in how the 2010 Tennessee election results might turn out. This is a change in policy, because it used to be that the Division of Elections didn’t post the final numbers until late the night of the election, or even into the next day depending on how long it took to count the voting.
The year, the Tennessee Department of State wanted to provide the election results live to all of the voting constituents, but the plan didn’t go as well as they had hoped when the website got overwhelmed by online traffic. Polls closed at 7 p.m. EST, and since then the votes have been coming in from each of the counties, with the website trying to provide results on the main Department of State Division of Elections page. That website can be found here, and will provide the numbers as they continue to come in through the night. If the site continues to have problems though, it may be a while before the results are published, leaving Tennessee residents to rely upon leaked information or news departments on Friday morning. Hopefully everything on the site will be working before too long, so that all Tennessee residents can find out what is going down in these primary elections.
Some of the information coming in from the August 5 elections includes Stephen Fincher winning the 8th district GOP primary, which means he will go up against Senator Roy Herron in what should be the most competitive of all the Tennessee elections. According to CQPolitics, Fincher won 50% of the vote against fellow contenders Ron Kirkland and George Flinn, winning the primary election with a lot of ease on Thursday night. The reason that so much competition is now taking place for this seat is that Representative John Tanner (a Democrat) is retiring from his seat in the House, which some claim is because he probably would have a very tough time winning a re-election for that district due to a swinging support.
In the 9th district Democratic race it was Rep. Steve Cohen that put down the contenders. Stay tuned for more results from the Tennessee Primary elections on Thursday night, and make sure to check the main Department of State Division site for the up-to-the-minute updates when they are working.