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

Nov 6, 2020

Two hundred people were hired by the Shelby County Election Commission to count absentee ballots at the FedExForum on Election Day.
Credit 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.