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August 07, 2014


Why Does Tennessee Have Thursday Primaries?

Politico: "All other states -- except Hawaii, which votes this Saturday -- hold their primaries on a Tuesday. Tennessee even holds its presidential primaries on Super Tuesday. Yet, when it comes time to elect or nominate state or federal candidates, the Volunteer State waits until Thursday."

"The rule is tucked away in the state's first constitution, which was drafted in 1796 and meant to govern elections "forever after." Since then, it's survived the drafting and amending of two new constitutions, Tennessee's secession from the Union and efforts by the federal government to standardize when and where Americans vote."












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