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After Super Tuesday in Tennessee, the state’s influence in the 2016 presidential election is pretty much over. The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with Anthony Nownes, professor of political science, about Tennessee’s impact in what is shaping up to be a contentious race for the White House.

“The way our system is set up, the presidential election is fought out in a handful of states. Tennessee is not one of them,” Nownes told the newspaper.

He added that Tennesseans shouldn’t expect to see any more of the candidates either, unless they swing through the state to raise money.

“By and large, I think they’re done,” he said. “Moving forward for the next couple of months, they are going to focus most of their attention on the primaries and caucuses that have not been held yet. And in the general election, they’re going to focus on the battleground states and pretty much ignore Tennessee like they have in past elections.” Read the story online.