November Election Comes into View

5 years 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 07 2012 Aug 7, 2012 Tuesday, August 07, 2012 11:27:00 PM CDT August 07, 2012 in Smart Decision
By: KOMU Staff

MISSOURI - The November ballot came together as state and local candidates held primaries for dozens of contested races. You can see the full results on KOMU 8's election page.

With 99 percent of results in as of Wednesday just after midnight, the U.S. Senate race will go between the incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Congressman Todd Akin. Akin had 36 percent of the Republican vote compared to 30 percent vote for John Brunner and 29 percent vote for Sarah Steelman.

The race for governor will include Missouri's current Governor Jay Nixon and Republican nominee Dave Spence who gained 60 percent of the Republican vote.

Another contentious race leading up to the primary was for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. With 44 percent of the vote, current Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder defeated Brad Lager who had gained 42 percent of the Republican vote. Kinder will run against Democratic nominee Susan Montee.

Missouri voters approved an amendment that allows people to pray as long as they don't distrub the peace. Supporters of Amendment 2 say the new constitutional amendment will protect students and make sure prayer gets the same protection as other types of speech. Opponents argued the passage will create court cases that will cost the state money.

To see all of the results, visit KOMU's election results page.

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