Liquor Loses in Smithville, Weaver Re-Elected

November 6, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver Re-elected to 3rd Term

Smithville city voters have defeated a liquor referendum for the second time this year. By a vote of 684 to 558, city voters rejected a referendum that would have allowed retail package stores, under certain conditions, to sell alcoholic beverages within the city limits of Smithville. Earlier this year, city voters rejected a referendum that would have allowed the sale of liquor by the drink in local restaurants.

The breakdown of the liquor referendum vote is as follows: In early votes and absentee ballots, 490 voters cast ballots against the sale of liquor while 368 voted in favor of it. At the Church of Christ Annex, 100 voters cast ballots in favor of the sale of liquor while 92 voted against it. At the County Complex, 18 voters said yes to the sale of liquor while 13 voted against it, and 27 voters at the Courthouse said 'no' to sale of liquor while 15 voted in favor of it.

By law, another referendum permitting the sale of liquor in retail package stores cannot be placed on a city ballot for at least two years.

Meanwhile, Republican incumbent State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver was re-elected to a third term. Weaver carried all 13 precincts in which she was on the ballot in DeKalb County along with early voting and absentees, earning a total of 2,741 DeKalb County votes to 1,517 votes for Democratic challenger Sarah Marie Smith. District-wide, Weaver won with 16,396 votes to 9,130 for Smith.

The following are the results of the Weaver-Smith race district wide by county:
DeKalb:
Weaver: 2,741
Smith: 1,517

Smith:
Weaver: 4,069
Smith: 2,684

Sumner:
Weaver: 8,094
Smith: 3,677

Trousdale:
Weaver:1,492
Smith: 1,252

Republican incumbent State Representative Mark Pody of the 46th Legislative District was unopposed and received 933 complimentary votes in DeKalb County.

In the Presidential election, Republican challenger Mitt Romney easily carried DeKalb County with 4,134 total votes to 2,168 for Democratic incumbent Barack Obama. Romney won all 16 county precincts along with early voting and absentee ballots.

Republican incumbent United States Senator Bob Corker also won all 16 DeKalb County precincts as well as early voting and absentee ballots for a total of 3,828 votes. Democratic challenger Mark E. Clayton received 1,521 votes in DeKalb County.

Republican incumbent Congresswoman Diane Black earned 3,738 votes in DeKalb County.

A total of 6,479 voted in DeKalb County including 3,217 who voted either early or by absentee and 3,262 on election day.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW DEKALB COUNTY PRECINCT RESULTS FOR EACH RACE INCLUDING THE LIQUOR REFERENDUM

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