By DALE GRAHAM
The 2012 Presidential Election is over and President Obama has won a second term.
In Cheatham County though, Mitt Romney won by a large margin, 67.64% to Barack Obama’s 30.68%.
Senator Bob Corker retained his seat with 72.81% of the vote in Cheatham County, 65% statewide. Congressman Jim Cooper (46.37%) lost to republican Brad Staats in Cheatham County (51.53%), but Cooper retained his U. S. House District 5 seat with 65.2% of the vote.
Diane Black also kept her 6th District U. S. House seat with more than 76% of the vote in Cheatham County, as well as district wide.
In the District 78 State House race, Mary Littleton won the race with 58.55% to Linda Hayes’ 32.38% in Cheatham County, similar percentages district wide.
In the Kingston Springs election, there were 3 candidates to fill 3 vacancies. Glenn Remick picked up the most votes with 1,024, Tony Gross received 999 and Bob Stohler 906.
There are 24,636 registered voters in Cheatham County. A total of 15,177 of them took the time to vote in this election, 9,395 of those participated in early voting.