TN Politics: Misleading Ballots, Residency Requirements, and... Sports?

Nov 1, 2019

Political Analyst Otis Sanford.
Credit WKNO-FM

In the aftermath of the City of Memphis' Municipal Elections, the Commercial Appeal examined the flurry of misleading pay-for-play political endorsement flyers that were distributed through both mail and by paid in-person workers. Political analyst Otis Sanford says it's incumbent upon voters to do their own research before taking these brochures at face value. 

Recently, Memphis and Shelby County governments have been looking to a wider geographic area for new police recruits, raising questions about whether people living in different states or very rural areas would have the sensitivity to police Memphis' urban communities. 

In the Mississippi Governor's race, Jim Hood is running a campaign that mostly avoids party affiliation and stresses his ability to shoot guns and bait fishhooks. Will this strategy entice Republicans to elect a conservative Democrat?

Finally, Sanford discusses the University of Memphis' recent success on the football field, and what this weekend's national ESPN coverage brings to the city.