DeKalb County voters chose John McCain, Lamar Alexander and Bart Gordon overwhelmingly in their respective races Tuesday.
McCain, the Republican Senator from Arizona, carried all 16 DeKalb County precincts, plus early voting and absentees to easily out-distance Illinois Senator, Barack Obama, in their race for the White House. McCain earned 4,085 votes in DeKalb County to 2,832 for Obama, the Democratic candidate.
Meanwhile, incumbent U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander also carried all 16 DeKalb County precincts, early voting and absentees, earning 3,914 votes to 1,861 for Democratic challenger, Robert D. Tuke. Incumbent Sixth District Congressman Bart Gordon also completed a clean sweep of DeKalb County, and led the local ticket with 4,852 votes to 1,108 for Independent challenger, Chris Baker.
A total of 7,190 DeKalb County voters turned out for the election, including 4008 early voters and absentees combined and 3,182 on election day for a total of 53.69%
Complete DeKalb County election return results can be found at http://www.wjle.com/node/37.