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November 5, 2012
The 2012 campaign is about to come to an end. In just a few hours it will be election day.
Politicians and their supporters are making one final push, and that includes many candidates here in Tennessee.
The Bordeaux Library is one of 160 polling locations in Davidson County that will be open at 7 a.m. It's all about making sure voters show up, no matter who they're choosing."
Inside the Democratic Party's campaign office phone bank volunteers know every vote is important.
This is the last chance to reach out.
"To get people out to vote for President Obama and all our candidates down the ballot," says TN Democratic Party chairman Chip Forrester.
Even Democrats admit Tennessee will likely go to Mitt Romney on Tuesday.
"And those who are undecided, we want to talk to them about the importance of voting for the President, Jim Cooper, Phil North and all our other state house candidates in this election," says Chip Forrester.
Tennessee Republicans are calling in their leader to rally for votes.
The GOP gathered in South Nashville with candidates Ben Claybaker, Dawn White, and Charles Williamson.
Governor Haslam encourages all Tennesseans to cast their ballot.
"It's incredibly important, and these candidates deserve your vote. They've worked hard, and whether you like who they are or don't, you ought to go vote because people put too much into it, and the process matters," says Governor Bill Haslam.
Both parties are working hard to make sure their side is celebrating Tuesday night.
More than 1.4 million people have already voted early in Tennessee, but many more are expecting to show up on Tuesday. Polls are open from 7a-7p all across the state.
Davidson County election officials say all precinct workers have picked up their materials and will be ready when the polls open.
Remember to bring your photo ID with you when you go to vote.
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Monday, November 5 2012, 09:32 PM CST
Christian legal group complains about assignment
June 20, 2013 11:46 GMT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom said students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.
The legal group asked the college to investigate the assignment, discipline Brunton and order her to apologize to students.
Chris Sanders of the Tennessee Equality Project told The Tennessean the assignment was voluntary and is commonly used in psychology classes.
Brunton was unavailable for comment.
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