Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Putnam Voting Reflects Statewide Trend

The voters in Putnam County reflected the mood of most Tennesseans as they went to the polls yesterday.  Putnam County residents gave nearly 70 percent of their vote to Governor-elect Bill Haslam, the Republican, who was running against Democrat Mike McWherter.  Sixty-six percent of the residents also voted for Diane Black, who won the Congressional seat being vacated by Bart Gordon.  Her opponent, Brett Carter, got just under 30 percent of the vote in Putnam County.  Meanwhile, more than 91 percent of the population in the county decided that they wanted to add an amendment to the state constitution protecting the right to hunt and fish.