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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A referendum on the Tennessee ballot for supermarket wine sales was outstripping opposition in early voting returns Tuesday night. Seventy-eight municipalities collected enough signatures to place the referendum on the ballot. Of those, voters in more than 60 communities were voting in favor of the referendum, according to early election returns. No …

Here are election results from around the state from the Associated Press: [iframe src=”http://cf.datawrapper.de/UN6v1/1/” width=”50%” height=”280″]

In the days leading up to today’s election, the Twitter feeds for #YesOn1 and #NoOn1 revealed how devisive the issue had become. The top 10 hasthags for yes were words such as abortion, life and women. The top 10 hashtags for no included her, rights and decisions. A look at the most tweeted terms by #YesOn1 …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Republican incumbent Scott DesJarlais defeated Democrat newcomer Lenda Sherrell in Tuesday’s election, keeping the seat in GOP hands despite facing a series of personal scandals. In early returns, DesJarlais had won 59 percent of the vote Tuesday night. DesJarlais won the right to defend his 4th District seat after a victory …

Here are voting numbers for Rutherford County from the Election Commission: [iframe src=”http://cf.datawrapper.de/WIjfr/3/” width=”50%” height=”280″].

Across town, voters line up to cast their ballot at the county courthouse, locals schools and churches. However, Bud’s Tire Pro, the smallest voting precinct in Rutherford County, is experiencing a typical day of business. With no sign of voters in the store, owner Bud Mitchell is out cutting down a tree while his wife Kay Mitchell …