This is HUGE! The next few weeks will be crazy in the political world of Knoxville. People who were in Co. Commission are out and may look to go into other races, People who were in other races may jump out of the race they are currently in to go after an open seat (usually they are a much easier win).People at one level of government may take a shot at a different level. Deals will be cut and moves will be made. If you are into politics this is like draft day and trading deadline for an expansion football team in one day.
I am not sure of the process that will happen. I think they may re open the ballot for a week to allow more people to sign up. This bomb shell will change the makeup of elected offices in a bigger way than any combo of elections has in the last 15 years.