Trump carries Tennessee

Republican Donald Trump won Tennessee’s 11 electoral vote Tuesday by a comfortable margin over Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to projections by major news organizations. Television networks including CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC  declared Trump the winner in Tennessee just minutes after the polls closed and others quickly followed. The AP did so at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern time).

The first Tennessee returns reported showed the Republican with a lopsided lead of almost 3-to-1, though those precincts apparently do not include the state’s more urban areas that produce most of the Democratic vote.

Neither candidate made a public campaign appearance in Tennessee during the general election, though both did so prior to the March 1 presidential preference primary – where both got a boost toward the party nomination from the Volunteer State.

Both also were active in fundraising from Tennesseans and, in that respect, Clinton bested Trump. According to the most recent figures compiled by the Federal Election Commission, Clinton raised $3,311,876 from Tennesseans while Trump collected $1,961,733.

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