Candidates for GOP convention could bog down Tenn. primary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State election officials are worried that voting in the Tennessee presidential primary may get bogged down in Republican-heavy districts.

Their fear is because of long lists of people who want to represent candidates in the GOP presidential convention.

Voters in the Feb. 5 Republican primary will be asked to choose up to 15 delegates along with their preferred presidential candidate.

Democratic voters will only have presidential candidates to choose from since a direct vote does not factor into how the party selects its delegates.

The polling places are the same for both parties, but voters can only vote in one party primary. Republicans will be asked to select 12 at-large delegates and three more from their congressional district.

A final list of potential GOP delegates is not expected until Thursday.

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