Early voting up slightly compared with 2016

About 3,000 more early ballots were cast through the first four days of early voting in Tennessee compared with the same period in the 2016 presidential primary.

Republican voting was down by 3,456 votes, while Democratic voting jumped by 6,465 ballots. It’s not an entirely unexpected result given President Donald Trump isn’t facing serious opposition in the GOP primary. And even then, Republicans have accounted for 60% of the early ballots cast so far.

The biggest increase in Democratic primary votes has so far occurred in Shelby (+3,248), Knox (+1,490), Hamilton (+661) and Rutherford (+404) counties.

Shelby County also saw that largest increase in Republican voters with 1,314, followed by Washington (+707), Blount (+412), Knox (+391), and Wilson (+315) counties.

Davidson County saw the biggest drop in both Democratic (-1,602) and Republican (-1,564) votes. The next biggest GOP drops were in Rutherford (-883), Monroe (-743), and Sumner (-433) counties. Democrats’ next biggest losses were votes in Monroe (-192), White (-133) , and Stewart (-108) counties.

(95-county breakdown after the jump)

Here is a look at the difference in early voting through the first four days of 2020 compared with 2016. The percentage numbers indicate the share of total Republican and Democratic ballots cast in each county so far.

County Turnout R R% D%
Anderson -115 -133 18 57% 43%
Bedford -57 -60 12 62% 38%
Benton -103 -58 -45 65% 35%
Bledsoe -54 -38 -16 67% 33%
Blount 750 412 338 68% 32%
Bradley 104 30 74 77% 23%
Campbell 30 13 17 74% 26%
Cannon -5 -21 17 55% 45%
Carroll 29 38 -9 74% 26%
Carter -21 -46 25 77% 23%
Cheatham 32 -56 88 56% 44%
Chester 81 69 12 79% 21%
Claiborne 42 26 16 74% 26%
Clay -34 -21 -10 69% 31%
Cocke 177 124 53 85% 15%
Coffee 229 196 33 76% 24%
Crockett 15 14 1 70% 30%
Cumberland 94 61 33 80% 20%
Davidson -3,166 -1,564 -1,602 32% 68%
Decatur -41 -29 -12 67% 33%
DeKalb -11 -37 26 54% 46%
Dickson -138 -145 7 53% 47%
Dyer -56 -25 -31 72% 28%
Fayette -137 -129 -8 73% 27%
Fentress -41 -49 8 76% 24%
Franklin 51 50 1 74% 26%
Gibson -35 -30 -5 69% 31%
Giles -46 -51 5 58% 42%
Grainger 124 115 9 87% 13%
Greene 26 -28 54 73% 27%
Grundy 13 9 4 56% 44%
Hamblen -168 -192 24 81% 19%
Hamilton 403 -258 661 52% 48%
Hancock 38 31 7 87% 13%
Hardeman -37 -20 -17 42% 58%
Hardin 10 30 -20 79% 21%
Hawkins 11 -48 59 72% 28%
Haywood -14 -32 18 44% 56%
Henderson 145 164 -19 91% 9%
Henry -417 -371 -46 63% 37%
Hickman -96 -82 -14 63% 37%
Houston 3 7 -4 65% 35%
Humphreys 4 -4 8 55% 45%
Jackson 1 8 -7 66% 34%
Jefferson -33 -85 52 78% 22%
Johnson 56 27 29 73% 27%
Knox 1,884 391 1,490 56% 44%
Lake 26 14 12 60% 40%
Lauderdale 21 21 0 57% 43%
Lawrence -132 -63 -69 66% 34%
Lewis -8 6 -14 79% 21%
Lincoln 111 98 13 79% 21%
Loudon 205 112 93 77% 23%
Macon -21 -42 21 74% 26%
Madison -82 -104 22 56% 44%
Marion 228 70 158 46% 54%
Marshall -13 4 -17 65% 35%
Maury -92 -216 123 54% 46%
McMinn -15 -32 16 80% 20%
McNairy -41 -23 -18 71% 29%
Meigs 114 124 -10 84% 16%
Monroe -935 -743 -192 74% 26%
Montgomery 80 -116 196 60% 40%
Moore -14 -13 -1 70% 30%
Morgan -21 -36 15 60% 40%
Obion -60 -16 -44 75% 25%
Overton -143 -71 -72 59% 41%
Perry -18 -19 1 60% 40%
Pickett 12 8 4 75% 25%
Polk 179 218 -39 73% 27%
Putnam 106 -36 142 57% 43%
Rhea -205 -200 -5 69% 31%
Roane -88 -120 32 62% 38%
Robertson -163 -191 28 60% 40%
Rutherford -479 -883 404 51% 49%
Scott 14 21 -7 72% 28%
Sequatchie -6 -26 20 60% 40%
Sevier -435 -456 21 69% 31%
Shelby 4,562 1,314 3,248 31% 69%
Smith 178 165 11 76% 24%
Stewart -143 -35 -108 68% 33%
Sullivan -187 -257 70 67% 33%
Sumner -290 -533 243 56% 44%
Tipton -119 -119 0 73% 27%
Trousdale -67 -46 -21 51% 49%
Unicoi 51 17 34 75% 25%
Union 9 -10 19 63% 38%
Van Buren 12 3 9 57% 43%
Warren -179 -114 -65 55% 45%
Washington 1,045 707 338 72% 28%
Wayne -36 -47 11 80% 20%
Weakley 156 96 60 63% 37%
White -128 5 -133 70% 30%
Williamson -108 -410 302 52% 48%
Wilson 611 315 280 69% 30%

 

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