Map shows stark divisions in Knoxville mayor’s race

Check out this map of election results in Knoxville’s mayoral runoff. It illustrates the stark partisan divisions within the city, with Democrat Indya Kincannon taking most of the core of the city, and Republican Eddie Mannis capturing most in outlying areas.

15 Responses to Map shows stark divisions in Knoxville mayor’s race

  • LeeAnn C. says:

    Not rocket science. Just spend some time in downtown Knoxville. The trend is obvious!

  • Beatrice Shaw says:

    Good to see a good city staying Dem!!

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Apparently we now have our third liberal ghetto joining Nashville and Memphis. My advice to conservatives who find themselves caught in those rapidly deteriorating cities, GET OUT!

    • Perry Aubric says:

      Nashville is deteriorating? Well that. Should be news—to just about anyone.

      • Stuart I. Anderson says:

        Not to the financial rating agencies that have been serially downgrading Nashville’s debt and not to those who evaluate government schools who rate Nashville’s as one of the worst in the state. As parking lots and two and three story buildings are replaced by skyscrapers Nashville finds itself with increasingly impossible traffic problems. In short, a place for the very rich who don’t have to actually travel downtown on workdays/don’t have children or who can afford to send the ones they have to private schools, the very poor who are coddled by the irresponsibly leftist metro government, and those who simply love to be governed by leftists while living with social problems brought on by a left-wing government.

        • Paul says:

          I’ve lived in downtown Knoxville for nearly a decade and am a local native. The idea that it’s a ghetto is laughable. Certainly there are issues that need attention in the area, like anyplace, rural or city, in Tennessee. Nashville does seem to have a lot of growth related concerns, but as with the other metro areas in the state, our conservative legislature is happy to collect our taxes while complaining about local government, overriding our local laws, and so forth. In general, I suspect that most of us would not have any issue if nervous conservative elitists would let us continue to improve on what’s already been done and avoid the “ghetto” they feverishly imagine. Everyone is happy then, right?

      • Misty Pardner says:

        Have you heard about raw sewage going into Mill Creek and Cumberland River? Decaying infrastructures but hey! We’re going to have a shiny new soccer stadium! That no one will go to.

        • Cannoneer2 says:

          Raw sewage into the Cumberland happens again and again, enabled by ignorant Republican politicians on the state level.

    • Beatrice Shaw says:

      Nashville is ALIVE and vibrant!! A new city in all respects. Shed of ‘country’ image and reborn with new, strong progressive roots

  • TOM says:

    Liberal ghetto? Nashville and its surrounding counties are the stars of this state’s economy without any polarizing name-calling, or inviting conservatives to “GET OUT”. Some 800 -1000 people a day are moving to Nashville alone because of its vibrancy and job opportunities.
    And who says “conservatives” don’t like lively, vibrant cities/downtown areas? I for one do and i am not “GETTING OUT” of Knoxville because I love this place and all that it has to offer! And I certainly hope that no one “gets out” of Knoxville because voters made an informed choice between two highly qualified candidates for mayor.

  • Dan Pomeroy says:

    Nashville has the second highest per capita debt of any city in America and an infrastructure with serious problems that have been ignored. As examples, the city has received a warning letter from the state Comptroller due to financial mismanagement and the water department, which has repeatedly been raided for money by the city administration, is being ordered to raise rates significantly by the end of the year in order to address a multitude of previously neglected issues. When you go to the bar and have a drink to toast Nashville’s vibrancy, you might think about these issues, in addition to the terrible school system, too.

    • Donna Locke says:

      When I was young, I liked going to Nashville, though it was never on my list of favorite places to be. Now, anytime I’m forced to go there, I look around and wonder why anyone would want to spend any time there.

  • Phil Lassiter says:

    Knoxville has turned into a high crime zone officially

  • Gail Baldwin says:

    “The sky is falling!” What is bothersome regarding this discourse is the assumption that one lifestyle is bad and one is good. I remember my father, a staunch republican, explaining to an immigrant that in American people choose the lifestyle they want to live, and that was the beauty of America! There are great opportunities in both rural and urban living. We ALL need to quit trying to polarize ourselves. Low-density residential land patterns are extremely expensive to maintain based on taxes generated. Maintaining infrastructure based on rural/suburban property taxes always operates in the red. High-density downtown areas require less linear feet of infrastructure but larger, i.e. water/sewer lines. But look at the revenue generated by residential and commercial property and sales taxes. Take a look at Chuck Marohn, founder of strong towns. Our TN Urban communities are suffering from growing pains; their leadership knows their problems better than anyone, including the state legislature. The legislature would do well to use the taxes generated by these urban powerhouses to assist the rural/suburban areas to maintain their quality of life. As residents of the great State of TN let’s stop whining and start a conversation to solve these issues with a creative and collaborative effort.

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