LIVE BLOG: Voters make their choices in 2018 primary election
COLUMBIA - A right to work proposition and a slate of primary candidates are the big draws in Tuesday's election in Missouri.
This live blog will include tweets from opponents and supporters on both sides of key issues; those running and their supporters; and KOMU 8 News reporters at watch parties around the state.
The final tally on Proposition A - right to work: 937,241 people voted no. pic.twitter.com/iqn52QWzWE— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Almost all of the precincts are in. Attorney General Josh Hawley wins the Republican Senate primary with 59 percent of the vote. pic.twitter.com/NnqHsRajAA— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Sen. Claire McCaskill garners 83 percent of the vote in the Democratic Senate primary. Almost all precincts reporting as of 12:36 a.m. pic.twitter.com/NV6hGvxxpK— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Congratulations to Josh Hawley on your big Senate Primary win in Missouri. I look forward to working with you toward a big win in November. We need you in Washington!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018
Tonight we used the same election team, the same bipartisan counting team, the same software, and the same equipment as Boone County has had for the past decade. Our returns were slower than I'd like, but standard for Boone County. To get faster, we just need new equipment. https://t.co/6rlwqn48ez— Boone County Clerk (@bocomoclerk) August 8, 2018
Wendy Noren had a saying that COMO media hated: "Do you want results fast, or do you want them right?" Boone County has a record of late results, but right results. We've been successful in my first three elections with fairly fast returns, but today was slower. https://t.co/QFOoWrNI6l— Boone County Clerk (@bocomoclerk) August 8, 2018
Renee Hoagenson narrowly defeats Hallie Thompson in the Democratic primary for the 4th District congressional seat. pic.twitter.com/6Cdsi80OjW— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Columbia voters approve a water/sewer bond. pic.twitter.com/CYagM8Y2N4— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Scraching my head. While reading from a teleprompter @HawleyMO just challenged me to debate ....?????? How about some town hall debates ...no teleprompter or scripts written by DC political consultants.— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 8, 2018
One of the tightest races of the night in mid-Missouri: Democratic primary for 4th District U.S. Congressional seat. pic.twitter.com/0OHE2IY08Q— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
As of 9:00 p.m., Boone County voter turnout is 35.3 percent. According to the clerk's website, 35,297 out of the 99,934 registered voters in the county voted. Still waiting for @bocomoclerk to release the final numbers. @KOMUnews— Emma Claybrook (@EmmaClaybrook) August 8, 2018
Josh Hawley declared winner in Republican senate primary. Latest numbers: pic.twitter.com/wLY6WlCigI— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Sen. Claire McCaskill declared winner in Democratic senate primary. Latest results: pic.twitter.com/3uR1hXw72F— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Votes running 2-1 against Proposition A - right to work. Latest numbers: pic.twitter.com/acLjuXUYPs— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Tonight the conservative people of Missouri have sent a clear message to the Washington establishment. The old ways will not do. The professional politicians have failed. And Claire McCaskill has to go. #MOSen— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) August 8, 2018
Round table in Ralls Co.— Stephen Webber (@s_webber) August 6, 2018
No notes. Unscreened questions.
Talks off the cuff on rural broadband, public education, healthcare access, trade policy, farm bill etc etc.
Most states don't have a Senator that can do that. #TeamClaire pic.twitter.com/kt4LNfD1ut
Get out to the polls today and VOTE! We’re working hard to #DefendTheMOjority
Look forward to working to ensure @HawleyMO is successful in November! Missouri needs a senator who will stand with Missourians, not Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi & the liberal elites.— Mike Parson (@mikeparson) August 8, 2018
Early results in the Democratic senate primary. pic.twitter.com/UTbwAnOC7J— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Early results in the Republican senate primary. pic.twitter.com/EMZXim7UIs— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
Early results on Prop A (right to work). pic.twitter.com/jOYixt9zD7— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) August 8, 2018
One more "Yes" vote on Prop A in Missouri. pic.twitter.com/BAltgcbtpQ— Victor Snow (@Xitqu) August 7, 2018
A little rain is not going to stop us for standing up for missouri. PLEASE VOTE NO ON PROP A pic.twitter.com/rwjKB2syal— Larry Baker (@lbakes13562) August 7, 2018
Absolute Yes on Prop A!! Missouri Election pic.twitter.com/ZYNQFVgvjv— Yep I said it (@Dong_Dong23) August 7, 2018
Appreciate @MissouriSOS and staff for ensuring a smooth #electionday! AND, big thanks to our Local Election Authorities — it’s nice to know our elections are in good hands! #MOvotes pic.twitter.com/nPgyahyzXx— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) August 7, 2018
IMPORTANT: If you’re in line before polls close at 7 PM, you can still cast your ballot—but you have to stay in line! Any questions or issues? Call 314-365-4232. #VoteNoOnPropA— Team Claire (@McCaskill4MO) August 7, 2018
The janitors, higher education faculty, state workers, factory workers and more of Local 1 are getting out the vote in their communities, urging their neighbors to #VoteNoOnPropA today! pic.twitter.com/HIGxc1VUln— SEIU Local 1 (@SEIULocal1) August 7, 2018
In addition to voting for candidates up and down the ballot, be sure to vote YES on Proposition A!— Missouri GOP (@MissouriGOP) August 7, 2018
Prop A will bring quality jobs and economic opportunity to Missouri, and will also hold union bosses accountable.
If you haven't yet, head to your polling place and vote #YESonA pic.twitter.com/C44b6VuM5x
Vote Yes on Prop A. Please read attachments before commenting. pic.twitter.com/OsTwJBOsvN— Rocky Miller (@RockneMiller) August 3, 2018
there's some primary voting going on today where i live so i wasn't even gonna bother but i guess there's some proposition to make missouri a right to work state which destroys unions so guess who's gonna go vote 'no' during lunch time pic.twitter.com/wyO6CtZHSC— ethan (@ethanshumjr) August 7, 2018
Father son voting today! Get out there and Vote you still have time! Closes at 7pm. #wearelocal562 #VoteNoOnPropA @MOAFLCIO @NoOnPropA @greaterlaborSTL @STLLaborTribune @maholley99 @UAPipeTrades pic.twitter.com/Hb0tbnrZ7B— PNP Local 562 (@STLpnp562) August 7, 2018
If you live in Michigan, Kansas, Ohio, Washington or Missouri and you haven’t voted yet, what are you waiting for?— Sid's Mom (@AlexisMScott) August 7, 2018
Voted today in Missouri! Felt so good!— Susan J Curry (@SusanJCurry) August 7, 2018
There is a sign on the orange cone that says “No electioneering beyond this point”. The volunteers are in front of the cone. pic.twitter.com/5Nfb786UNg— Emma Claybrook (@EmmaClaybrook) August 7, 2018
Turnout in Boone County at 1:30 pm: 18.2%.— Boone County Clerk (@bocomoclerk) August 7, 2018
Polling place breakdown at https://t.co/MpF3mq5q9T, with future updates at 4:30 and 9:00 pm.
Today is Election Day! Voting is a privilege we have been given by those who sacrifice daily for our freedom and safety.— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) August 7, 2018
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Find yours now: https://t.co/BsbpeaPfJc #MOVotes #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/lWNOOHzJye