Just one employee is working at the Smith County Elections Office after another tested positive for COVID-19 and six are waiting on pending test results.
A recent Tweet by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, revealed the representative was in Philadelphia on Friday afternoon as ballots are being counted for the presidential election.
Eight-year-old Olivia Mackrell, a third-grader at All Saints Episcopal School, had fun casting her ballot Tuesday during her school’s mock election while learning that everyone has a voice.
Incumbent Republican state Sen. Bryan Hughes stepped outside of Rick’s on the Square in Tyler, looked up to the sky and exhaled Tuesday night.
In a landslide victory, Matt Schaefer was named to a fifth term as the District 6 Representative in the Texas House on Tuesday evening.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, has won his eighth term in Congress, defeating Democrat Hank Gilbert.
Smith County's first numbers of the evening are in, with early voting and mail-in ballot totals currently reported as follows:
While 16-year-old Kairecia Nichols cannot yet vote, she was happy to spend Election Day making sure that the dozens of Smith County residents who filtered into Bell Elementary could.
It's looking to be a smooth start to Election Day here in Smith County, with few lines at any of the 35 polling locations, and clear skies and mild temperatures for those who may have to wait outside before casting their ballots.
State and National Election News
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte went to the presidential palace Tuesday to offer his resignation after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges.
After taking the oath of office Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a rare repudiation of white supremacy and domestic terrorism seen on the rise under his predecessor’s watch.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators will be sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local):
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte worked to solidify his majority in parliament Wednesday after narrowly winning a Senate confidence vote after a junior coalition ally yanked his support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Containing the coronavirus outbreak and repairing the economic damage it has inflicted are the top priorities for Americans as Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affa…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins.
WASHINGTON (AP) — So what does a 50-50 Senate get President-elect Joe Biden?
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