Live blog: Real time coverage of Election 2016

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By: KOMU Digital Staff

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. 

 

 

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