Yesterday, Tennessee got a chance to choose a Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and all the members of the Tennessee State Legislature in the 2022 midterm elections. There was so much as stake, including proposals to change the Tennessee Constitution — especially around state abortion rights, and banning slavery as a criminal punishment.
What you will notice on the faces of our elected officials is that they are all white men; black people as a whole are completely absent from state represented elected officials. Here are the results.
2022 Tennessee State Governor Election Results
Tennessee chose Bill Lee for another four years, re-electing the Republican governor who signed an abortion ban that shifts the burden to the doctor to convince a criminal court that an abortion was needed to save the mother’s life or spare her from irreversible, severe impairment.
“In a Republic, the people decide what happens by choosing leaders whose ideas they like the best. And tonight, evidently all across the country, the people have spoken clearly,” Lee said. “Our ideas have resonated with people from one end of the state to the other.”Tennessee Governor Lee
2022 Tennessee House of Representatives
Diana Harshbarger won this seat by 147,000 votes.
Tennessee Amendment 1. Prohibits requiring union membership as condition of employment.
Tennessee chose “Yes!” with over 1.1M votes counted.
Tennessee Amendment 2. Designates state Senate speaker as acting governor.
Tennessee chose “Yes!” with over 1M votes counted.
Tennessee Amendment 3. Bans slavery as a criminal punishment.
Tennessee chose “Yes!” with over 1.2M votes counted.