The United States of America has a new president.
Associated Press election results indicate that Republican Donald J. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in the presidential race, besting his Democratic opponent both in the popular vote and electoral votes by a narrow margin. Trump carried DeKalb County with 5,164 votes, and the state with 1,515,181 (61.21%). Local voters cast 1,566 votes for Clinton, who took 860,237 (34.75%) votes in the state.
Among Independent candidates, Gary Johnson picked up 69,888 (2.82%) votes statewide, while 4,037 (0.16%) ballots were cast for "Rocky" Roque De La Fuente, 2,847 (0.12%) for Alyson Kennedy, 7,211 (0.29%) for Mike Smith and 15,846 (0.64%) Tennessee voters went for Jill Stein.
In the 6th District U.S. House of Representatives race, Republican Diane Black won the contest with 202,038 (71.09%) votes in the district and 4,385 in the county, while Democrat David W. Kent took 1,350 (21.79%) votes. Independent David Ross got 426 (7.12%) votes.
The race for 40th District Tennessee House of Representatives 40th District went to incumbent Republican Terri Lynn Weaver, with 19,641 votes (73.27%) in her district and 3,255 votes in DeKalb, while Democratic challenger Gayla Colvert Hendrix took 7,164 votes (26.73%) in District 40 and 1,526 in the county.
The 46th District Tennessee House of Representatives race saw Republican incumbent Mark Pody defeat Democrat Amelia Morrison Hipps 1,144 votes to 433 in DeKalb County, and 19,033 votes (75.19%) to 6,281 (24.81%) district-wide.
Two City of Smithville liquor referendums on the ballot passed. A referendum for or against legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in City of Smithville passed 665 votes to 597, while a referendum for or against legal sale of wine at retail food stores in the city was approved by a vote of 691 to 559.