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AP: Romney wins Tennessee, Georgia; locally Republicans easily sweep to victory

Staff Report • Nov 6, 2012 at 9:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney has won Tennessee and its 11 electoral votes.

He also won Georgia. It's a state that had appeared to be a potential battleground early in the campaign, but ended up being part of Romney's Southern base.

Romney had been far ahead of Obama in the polls in Tennessee, with strong support from white evangelical voters. Romney lost his party's primary in Tennessee earlier this year to Rick Santorum.

Tennessee voters also re-elected Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Thirty-nine of the 41 precincts in Washington County have reported and so far slightly more than 70 percent of the counted vote has gone to Romney.

All precincts in Carter County have been reported. Romney received 15,496 votes. Obama received 4,786 votes.

Romney easily won the vote in Johnson County, receiving 4,611 votes to Obama's 1,483 votes.

In Unicoi County the final vote for president is as follows: Romney 5,028; Obama 1,909.

Republican incumbent Senator Bob Corker was leading Democratic challenger Mark Clayton with about 76 percent of the vote to Clayton's 20 percent in Washington County.

In Johnson County Corker received 4,456 votes to Clayton's 1,009 votes.

Republican incumbent Congressman Phil Roe was leading Democratic challenger Alan Woodruff 74 percent to 21 percent.

The vote for this race in Johnson County was not close as Roe won 4,363 votes and Woodruff getting 926 votes.

In Washington County the Tennessee House of Representatives 7th District race is not close as incumbent Republican Matthew Hill is leading Democratic challenger Nancy Fischman with 69 percent of the vote to Fischman's 30 percent.

And in the Tennessee House of Representatives 6th District race newcomer James (Micha) Van Huss, the Republican candidate, was ahead with around 74 percent of the vote to Democrat Michael Clark's 25 percent.

And in Jonesborough voters seemed likely to re-elect Kelly Wolfe as mayor. He has 95 percent of the vote so far. No challenger faces Wolfe.

The election for Jonesborough's alderman has Terry Countermine and Adam Dickson each with about 50 percent of the votes cast.

Keep checking JohnsonCityPress.com for more election results as they become available.

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