Tennessee Electoral Votes Cast For Mitt Romney

Monday, December 17, 2012

Eleven Electoral College representatives from across Tennessee met in Nashville Monday to cast the state’s presidential votes for Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate, Paul Ryan.

Like most states, Tennessee’s votes in the Electoral College are allocated based on a “winner take all” system – which means the electors pledged to award all 11 of the state’s votes to the candidate who received the highest amount of votes statewide in the Nov. 6 general election.

Results of Monday’s meeting of the electors will be forwarded to Washington, D.C., where Congress is scheduled to meet in a joint session Jan. 6 to accept the results from all 50 states.

Tennessee’s electoral votes are determined by its proportional share of the United States population. The electors this year were:

  • Jennie T. McCabe of Nashville, representing the entire state
  • David Snodgrass of Brentwood, representing the entire state
  • Scott Niswonger of Greeneville, representing the First Congressional District
  • Joe Bailey of Knoxville, representing the Second Congressional District
  • Jerry Sink of Chattanooga, representing the Third Congressional District
  • Andy Adams of Murfreesboro, representing the Fourth Congressional District (absent)
  • Bob Rial of Dickson, representing the Fifth Congressional District
  • Ruth Hagerty of Gallatin, representing the Sixth Congressional District
  • Kurt Holbert of Decaturville, representing the Seventh Congressional District
  • Annabel Woodall of Memphis, representing the Eighth Congressional District
  • Robert Bradley Martin of Memphis, representing the Ninth Congressional District

There were also two alternate electors – D.J. (Daniel) King and Brad Smith, both of Nashville. (Mr. Smith filled the vacancy for Andy Adams.)

The Electoral College process for selecting a president is spelled out in the U.S. Constitution and has been in place since the 1780s.


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