NASHVILLE — Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts officials might use state equipment and state employees Thursday night to immediately monitor real-time results of that evening’s judicial elections, according to various emails evidently sent from that office.

Granted, AOC officials will need to know who the winners are, especially if Tennessee Supreme Court justices win retention.

But why can’t they just get the results from the media, like the rest of us Thursday night, instead of using resources on the taxpayers’ dime?