TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Oct 20, 2014

Voters have differing opinions on who they should support in the upcoming gubernatorial race, and they realize that voting at all is important to the outcome of the proposed amendments to the state constituion. This is true since the bigger the turn-out in the governor's race, the more "yes" votes will be required for any amendment to pass. Two of the state's top Democrats disagree on who should get their votes. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis has urged fellow Shelby County Democrats to vote for John Jay Hooker, the Democratic nominee for governor in 1970 and 1998 who is running as an Independent this year. State Democratic Chairman Roy Herron said in an interview that he will personally vote for the official Democratic nominee, Charles V. “Charlie” Brown, 72, a retired construction worker from Morgan County. Read more about the politics of voting to raise the threshold needed for the Constitutional amendments in Knoxnews.com and in the Daily News Journal.