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TN Politics: Shelby County's Winners and Losers in 2020 Election

Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

Shelby County election officials expected a long and unusually complicated counting process for the 2020 vote. Ultimately, the preparation and staffing increases led to a largely trouble-free night during one of the biggest election turnouts ever. 

Political analyst Otis Sanford commends the smooth vote. He also discusses some of the local election results and what they signify for the political makeup of Shelby County moving ahead. 

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.