Rundown on final (unofficial) TN election results in key races


Donald Trump 1,519,926, 61.06%

Hillary Clinton 868,853, 34.90%

Gary Johnson, Independent, 70,266, 2.82%

(County-by-county results, HERE.

U.S. Congress

All incumbents reelected, along with former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff, GOP nominee in the 8th Congressional District seat vacated by Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher. District-by-district results HERE.

State Senate

Republicans maintain 28-5 control in the state Senate. Closest races were those won by Republican Sens. Steve Dickerson of Nashville (results HERE) and Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga (HERE.)

(Times-Free Press story on Gardenhire’s win HERE; TEnnessean story on Dickerson win HERE.)

State House

Republicans picked up two seats previously held by Democrats, both in fairly rural areas, while losing one seat in suburban Shelby County previously held by a Republican. That will give the GOP a total of 74 seats in the House versus 25 for Democrats. The last session began with Republicans holding a 73-26 majority.

The turnover seats:

-House District 43, where Republican Paul Sherrell defeated Rep. Kevin Dunlap, D-Sparta. (Results HERE)

-House District 69, where Republican Michael Curcio defeated Democrat Dustin Evans to win the seat previously held by retiring Rep. David Shepard, D-Dickson. (results HERE.)

-House District 96, where Democrat Dwayne Thompson upset Rep. Steve McManus, R-Cordova, with 14,105 votes to 13,754 for the incumbent.

Some other House races of note:

-House District 13, the closest race in the state, where Republican Rep. Eddie Smith of Knoxville triumphed over former Rep. Gloria Johnson. Smith got 11,160 votes; Johnson 11,006. (News Sentinel story HERE.)

-House District 56, where House Speaker Beth Harwell won reelection over Democrat Chris Moth, 21,041 to 15,201. (Nashville Scene story HERE.)

-House District 74, where Republican Rep. Jay Reedy of Erin defeated Democrat Andy Porch, 11,256 to 8,013. (County-by-county results HERE.)

-House District 41, where Democratic Rep. John Mark Windle of Livingston survived a challenge from Republican Ed Butler, 12,230 to 10,008. (County-by-county results HERE.)

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