Tennessee

In January 2016, the National Popular Vote bill was introduced by Senator Jim Tracy (Status of SB 1657).

In January 2016, Representative Cameron Sexton (R) introduced the National Popular Vote bill into the Tennessee House of Representatives (HB 1728).  Prime co-sponsors include Representatives Pat Marsh (R), Jon Lundberg (R), Kevin Brooks (R), Steve McManus (R), Ron Travis (R), Dennis Powers (R), Curtis G. Johnson (R), and Glen Casada (R).

On March 21, 2012, a Tennessee House legislative committee held a hearing on the National Popular Vote bill. The testimony included testimony of former California State Senator and former ALEC national chair Ray Haynes speaking in favor of the bill.

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Former California State Senator and former ALEC national chair Ray Haynes testifies in favor of National Popular Vote bill

On March 20, 2012, former Tennessee Republican Party Chair Bob Davis and former Democratic Party Chair Randy Button wrote about their reasons for supporting National Popular Vote in an op-ed in The Tennessean.

On May 26, 2011, former Tennessee U.S. Senator and 2008 presidential candidate Fred Thompson (R) explained why he favors the National Popular Vote bill on "Daily Rundown" on MSNBC TV.

Fred Thompson endorses National Popular Vote

Fred Thompson endorsing the National Popular Vote bill at National Press Club

In February, 2011, Senator Steve Southerland (R) introduced the National Popular Vote bill (SB 1024) in the Tennessee Senate. Representative Vince Dean (R) introduced the National Popular Vote bill (HB3102) in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

On February 12, 2007, Representatives Joanne Favors, Sherry Jones, and Tommie F. Brown introduced the National Popular Vote bill (HB841) in the Tennessee House. In addition, Representative David Shepard introduced the bill (HB246), and Senators Doug Jackson introduced the bill (SB159). Tennessean editorial