Live blog: Real time coverage of Election 2016
COLUMBIA - Voters cast their ballots Tuesday to determine the next political leaders in the state and nation. Aside from the race for the presidency between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, voters selected from candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and Missouri Senate, among others.
See the latest poll numbers on our election results page.
Campaign advertising set local races apart from other states this election year. The face-off between Republican incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt and Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander for the U.S. Senate seat drew national attention for its advertising; and gubernatorial candidates Republican Eric Greitens and Democrat Chris Koster collectively spent more money on advertising in their campaigns than any other gubernatorial race in the country.
Other races included that for Missouri State Senator between Republican Caleb Rowden and Stephen Webber, and the race for Attorney General between Republican Josh Hawley and Democrat Teresa Hensley. Additionally, the Missouri ballot included two competing cigarette tax propositions (Proposition A and Constitutional Amendment 3) and a voter ID proposition (Consitutional Amendment 6).
All tweets below appear in reverse chronological order with the newest tweets appearing at the top.
BREAKING: Donald Trump is elected president of the United States. pic.twitter.com/yJpgfsAbc6— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2016
@AP says Amendment 4, ban new tax services, passed.— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) November 9, 2016
— Melissa Zygowicz (@MelissaZygTV) November 9, 2016
BREAKING: Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta says her campaign will have nothing to say tonight about state of race— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2016
Fred Parry and Janet Thompson are the winners for the Boone County Commission spots for District 1 and 2. @KOMUnews— michelle hagan (@shellykhagan) November 9, 2016
Hawley just walked in to join the Republican sweep party here in Springfield. Blunt supporters still waiting for a victory speech @KOMUnews— Lauren Barnas (@BarnasReports) November 9, 2016
@TRUNEWS this election will go down as not just a rejection of the Clintons, but as a rejection of the Mainstream media as well— philharmonics (@philharmonics) November 9, 2016
BREAKING: Republicans will retain control of Senate after win in Pennsylvania if they hold Louisiana, Alaska as expected.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2016
Congratulations to Senator Blunt on his re-election. And thank you to all of my supporters. I'm so proud of you and I will never forget you.— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) November 9, 2016
This Jason Kander speech hurts my heart. #mosen— Sam Moore (@museumsamSTL) November 9, 2016
Koster concedes following Republican gubernatorial take over. https://t.co/ETsmEvQnvT— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) November 9, 2016
From the bottom of our hearts -- thank you! We did it! pic.twitter.com/JrNS9fqIe5— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) November 9, 2016
BREAKING: Republicans clinch House majority, extending 6-year lock on chamber, while Dems' gains modest.— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 9, 2016
According to Stephen Webber's Campaign Manager Emily Waggoner, Webber has conceded. An announcement is coming in 5 mins. @KOMUnews— Amanda Henderson (@AmandaHNews) November 9, 2016
A big announcement coming up on stage in 5 minutes. According to Stephen Webber's campaign manager, Webber has conceded to Rowden. @KOMUnews— Khaki Martin (@khakimartin) November 9, 2016
People are in the foyer of the Blue Note, some with tears in their eyes, after listening to Greiten's acceptance speech @KOMUnews— Felesha Lee (@FeleshaLee) November 9, 2016
Jay Ashcroft elected as Secretary of State in Missouri. #Election2016— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) November 9, 2016
Fox News correspondent says on TV "I don't think Trump presidency will he good for America. Crowd loudly boos in response. @KOMUnews— Khaki Martin (@khakimartin) November 9, 2016
BREAKING: Missouri Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Koster concedes to Republican Eric Greitens. Greitens speaking on @KOMUnews now— Daniel Perreault (@DPerreault_) November 9, 2016
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