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White House 2016

Chas Sisk / WPLN

This post will be updated throughout the day and captures Tennesseans in Washington and at home experiencing the inauguration of Donald Trump.

Chas Sisk / WPLN

Two lifelong friends have made their way this week to Washington for the inauguration of Donald Trump.

They're part of a busload of supporters from Tennessee planning to watch as Trump is sworn in as the nation's 45th president.

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Donald Trump's inauguration will be followed by hundreds of rallies around the country, including in downtown Nashville on Saturday. That march, called Power Together TN, is largely led by women and expected to draw thousands.

And for many participants, their political activism began as a backlash to Trump's election.

Chas Sisk / WPLN

A hearty band is making its way from Nashville to Washington, D.C.

A few dozen Tennesseans boarded a pair of charter buses in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Madison Wednesday night. They're one of the many groups headed to the National Mall for the Inauguration of Donald Trump, and their hopes for the ceremony are high.

Chas Sisk / WPLN

A wave of hate has engulfed David French and his family for most of the past year.

Threats intruded deep into his family's lives.

"We had a weird incident where somebody literally broke into a phone call my wife was on with her father and began yelling profanities supporting Trump," he recalls.

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Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Officials in Tennessee have found 40 credible allegations of voter fraud during this year's primary and general elections.

That's more than any other state, according to a nationwide investigation from the New York Times that concluded, overall, there is no evidence of "rampant voter fraud."

Chas Sisk / WPLN

With a touch of ceremony and some outcry, Tennessee's 11 Republican electors sealed Donald Trump's victory in the state Monday morning.

It was an event that brought to the Tennessee State Capitol people representing the breadth of opinions among the state's voters — from those who say they still do not support the president-elect to those who took the final steps necessary to make him the country's leader.

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November home sales in the Nashville area made their largest leap all year, jumping by 24 percent compared to the same month in 2015. And realtors have a theory as to why: The outcome of the presidential election.

Dillon Dodson / WPLN

Donald Trump was declared the winner of Tennessee early on Election Night.

But it's still going to be nearly three more weeks before that victory becomes official — not because there are any doubts about the outcome, like those raised in Wisconsin and a few other states.

That's just how the process works. Why does it takes so long?

Meribah Knight / WPLN

Last Tuesday, outside a Nashville polling place, WPLN met two neighbors and close friends who happened to be on opposite sides of the political spectrum, at least this year. One was voting for Donald Trump. Another, a newly minted U.S. citizen, was casting his first presidential vote for Hillary Clinton.

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