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Romney wins Tennessee's 11 electoral votes

Nov. 7, 2012 at 1:23 AM   |   Comments

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney won Tennessee's 11 electoral votes Tuesday, but President Barack Obama won a second term, results showed.

In unofficial results reported online by the Tennessee secretary of state, Romney had captured about 59 percent of the vote to about 39 percent for President Barack Obama.

In the U.S. Senate contest, Republican Bob Corker won about 65 percent of the vote to about 30 percent for Democrat Mark E. Clayton. Seven other candidates received a total of about 5 percent of the vote.

In the District 1 U.S. House race, Republican Phil Roe won about 76 percent of the vote to about 20 percent for Democrat Alan Woodruff. Three other candidates received a total of about 4 percent of the vote.

In District 2, Republican John J. Duncan Jr. won about 74 percent of the vote to about 21 percent for Democrat Troy Christopher Goodale. Three other candidates received a total of about 5 percent of the vote.

In District 3, Republican Chuck Fleischmann won about 61 percent of the vote to about 35 percent for Democrat Mary M. Headrick. Independent Matthew Deniston received about 3 percent of the vote.

In District 4, Republican Scott DesJarlais won about 57 percent of the vote, Democrat Eric Stewart, about 43 percent.

In District 5, Democrat Jim Cooper won about 65 percent of the vote, Republican Brad Staats, about 33 percent. Green party candidate John Miglietta received about 2 percent of the vote.

In District 6, Republican Diane Black won about 77 percent of the vote, Independent Scott Beasley, about 14 percent and Green party candidate Pat Riley, about 9 percent.

In District 7, Republican Marsha Blackburn won 71 percent of the vote to about 24 percent for Democrat Credo Amouzouvik. Four other candidates received a total of about 5 percent of the vote.

In District 8, Republican Stephen Lee Fincher won about 68 percent of the vote and Democrat Timothy D. Dixon about 28 percent. Two other candidates received a total of about three percent of the vote.

In District 9, Democrat Steve Cohen won about 75 percent of the vote, Republican George S. Flinn Jr., about 24 percent. Two other candidates received a total of just over 1 percent of the vote.

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