7:36am

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Tennessee Moves Further into the Republican Camp

MURFREESBORO, Tenn – (WMOT)  --  With its increasingly conservative leanings in evidence, Tennessee voted even more strongly Republican yesterday than it did in 2008.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, 59 percent of Tennesseans voted for Gov. Romney, two percent more than voted for John McCain four years ago.

President Obama received just 39 percent of the popular vote yesterday, down three percent from 2008

Here in the mid-state, with all precincts reporting more than 95 percent of the vote counted, only Davidson County voted strongly for the president, with 58 percent of residents voting to give Obama four more years.

Romney’s widest margin of support came from Williamson County, with 72 percent of voters siding with the former governor. Romney also had overwhelming majorities in Wilson, Canon, Bedford, and Bradley Counties.

Outside Davidson County President Obama had his best showing here in Rutherford County, receiving 37 percent of the popular vote. Gov. Romney got the nod from 61 percent of voters in the county.