Tennessee Lookout (May 22, 2020) — Tennessee needs nice things, too
Recently, I sat in on a virtual panel discussion hosted by ThinkTennessee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that conducts research on civic and economic opportunity. The topic? Voting by mail.
You’ve probably already heard discussion about voting by mail, as it’s become a hot item nationally and with good reason. Not only are we in a presidential election cycle, which typically drives voter turnout to greater levels than local or state elections but we are also experiencing a once in a century pandemic.
For an example of how these two events can collide with poor results, let’s turn to Wisconsin.