NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee voters have chosen Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama.
The former Massachusetts governor, who lost to Rick Santorum in the state's Republican primary in March, had few problems gaining Tennessee's 11 electoral votes Tuesday.
With 74 percent of precincts reporting, Romney had 1,169,604 votes, or 64 percent, compared with Obama's 618,384 votes, or 34 percent.
Tennessee has voted for the Republican presidential candidate in each election since 2000.
Voters also gave a second term to Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. He defeated Democrat Mark Clayton, a part-time floor installer who was disavowed by the state party after the primary for his anti-gay views.
In early returns, Corker had 1,190,851 votes, or 70 percent, compared with Clayton's 443,218 votes, or 26 percent.
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