Thursday, August 7, 2008

Election Day

It's Election Day in Tennessee, as citizens head to the polls to vote in congressional and legislative primaries -- most notably the battle between Mike Padgett and Bob Tuke to become the Democratic sacrificial lamb challenger to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander -- as well as the general election for various county and local offices.

Here in Knox County, today's election is the final chapter in an extraordinary political battle that's been raging for more than two years. I won't bore you with the details, but you can read this New York Times article if you're interested, or just Google "Knox County Black Wednesday." If you really want details, here's a long list of posts about the controversy.

Anyway, I photoblogged the election over the weekend; you can view my full Flickr gallery here.