Republican Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States and easily carried DeKalb County by an overwhelming margin over Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, in Tuesday's General Election. Trump carried all 15 county precincts plus early voting and absentee ballots for a total of 5,164 votes to 1,566 for Clinton.
Independent candidates for President with DeKalb County votes included “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente- 9, Gary Johnson-117, Alyson Kennedy-6, Mike Smith-29, and Jill Stein-49.
(YOU MAY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW PRECINCT RESULTS IN DEKALB COUNTY).
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Meanwhile, the referendum for the legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in City of Smithville (Liquor By The Drink) passed with 665 votes for the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption, with a total of 597 votes against it. The referendum passed in all four City of Smithville precincts, plus early voting. The vote breakdown is as follows:
Early Voting/Absentees - For: 473 Against: 451
Church of Christ Annex - For: 92 Against: 68
County Complex - For: 8 Against: 7
Courthouse - For: 14 Against: 13
Smithville Church of God - For: 78 Against: 58
In a separate referendum, City of Smithville voters approved the legal sale of wine at retail food stores in the City of Smithville. A total of 691 city voters voted in favor of the referendum, while 515 voters opposed it. The referendum passed in all four City of Smithville precincts, plus early voting. The vote breakdown is as follows:
Early Voting - For: 505 Against: 389
Church of Christ Annex - For: 85 Against: 56
County Complex - For: 8 Against: 5
Courthouse - For: 17 Against: 8
Smithville Church of God - For: 76 Against: 57
Republican incumbent State House of Representatives candidates Terri Lynn Weaver in the 40th District, and Mark Pody in the 46th District, have each won re-election, and each easily carried DeKalb County. Weaver carried all twelve 40th District precincts in DeKalb County plus early voting, for a total of 3,255 votes. Her opponent, Democratic challenger Gayla Colvert Hendrix tallied 1,526 votes in DeKalb County. Weaver also carried vote totals in Smith, Sumner and Trousdale counties.
District-wide Weaver received 20,352 votes to 7,438 for Hendrix:
Here are the totals from each county in the 40th district:
DeKalb: Weaver 3,255, Hendrix 1,526
Smith: Weaver, 5,096, Hendrix 2,031
Sumner: Weaver, 10,065, Hendrix 3,042
Trousdale: Weaver 1,936, Hendrix 839
Pody, meanwhile, won seven of the eight precincts in District 46 within DeKalb County plus early voting, and earned a total of 1,144 votes. His opponent, Amelia Morrison Hipps, carried one DeKalb County precinct and totaled 433 votes. Pody also carried vote totals in Cannon and Wilson counties.
District-wide Pody received 19,752 votes to 6,575 for Hipps
Here are the totals from each county in the 46h district
DeKalb: Pody 1,144, Hipps 433
Cannon: Pody 3,723, Hipps 1,151
Wilson: Pody, 14,885, Hipps 4,991
In the Sixth District U.S. House of Representatives race, Republican incumbent Congressman Diane Black carried all 15 precincts and early voting in DeKalb County to outdistance challengers, Democrat David W. Kent and Independent, David Ross. In DeKalb County, Black earned 4,385 votes; Kent tallied 1,144 votes, while Ross finished with 361 DeKalb County votes.
In the 19 county 6th district, Congressman Black received a total of 202,038 votes to 61,940 for Democrat David Kent and 20,241 for Independent Davis Ross. Black carried every county.
A total of 7,065 people voted in Tuesday's election including 3,073 on election day and 3,992 early votes/absentee.
See the link above for complete county vote breakdowns in the State House and Congressional races.