Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State
To understand the forces shaping current Tennessee politics, we discuss two fundamental concepts of Tennessee's electoral system: voting turnout and partisanship. These two concepts are easily illustrated by two questions. First, how many people participate in elections in the state? Second, whom do Tennesseans elect to represent them? While we use a historical perspective to inform the analysis, we are generally more interested in the forces shaping politics in Tennessee today.
Copyright © 1998, Vanderbilt University Press
Vanderbilt University Press
Place of Publication
Richardson, Lillard E. Jr. and Neeley, Grant W., "Turnout and Partisanship in Tennessee Elections" (1998). Political Science Faculty Publications. 76.