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Abortion amendment approved
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The controversial constitutional amendment that would allow the state legislature to make laws governing, but not stopping, abortions in Tennessee split the state, the big cities voting against the amendment while the rural towns voted “Yes on 1.”In Warren County, the voters voted “Yes on 1” by an overwhelming count of 4,919 to 2,929. The win for the “Yes on 1” movement was much larger than it was on the state level as Warren County approved the measure with 62 percent of the vote while Tennessee, at least by press time late Tuesday night, had approved it with only 52 percent of the vote.The vote was sharply split between urban and rural as over 85 of the state’s 95 counties voted for “Yes on 1.” Among those voting “No on 1” were the four largest counties of Shelby, Davidson, Knox and Hamilton.