Smart Decision 2014: Live blog follows election results, reaction

4 years 3 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 04 2014 Nov 4, 2014 Tuesday, November 04, 2014 6:00:00 PM CST November 04, 2014 in News
By: Matt Kalish, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

COLUMBIA - Republican candidates and causes prevailed in many contests in Missouri's 2014 mid-term election. For final vote totals on races and referendums across mid-Missouri check  our elections page.

Missouri voters approved amendments to the constitution which on evidence in child sexual abuse cases and legislative budget controls, while rejecting amendments that would have tied teacher evaluations to standardized testing and allowed early voting for just six days prior to an election. 

Columbia voters said no to raising taxes to fund more police and firefighters and raising fees on developers.

This live blog provided updates on results and reaction from social media on major contests and referendums.

Final results are shown in green in some tweets.

Hartzler wins

Boone County GOP congradulates Basye

Rowden wins

Propositions 1 and 2 both fail

Basye defeats Wright

Shaw, Dietzel and McCollum all win

Riddle defeats Schieffer, takes Senate seat

Super Majority retained in state house, senate.

Amendment 6 defeated

KOMU 8’s Michael Doudna is at Uprise Bakery where supporters of Amendment Two are gathered. Results show wide approval for the proposal, which would make prior criminal acts allowable in the prosecution of child sex abuse cases.

 

Fitzwater beats Backer in the 49th District.

Jim Hansen wins election to Missouri House

Jay Houghton wins reelection, 100 percent precincts in.

Lindell Shumake wins in 43rd District

Democrat John Wright is down in early returns.

Blaine Luetkemeyer reacts to results showing him with a strong lead.

AP says Amendment 6 is defeated

Lobbiyst for anti-Amendment 3 group Missouri State Teachers Association applauds voters

On the 4th Congressional District:

 

More reaction on Amendment 3 regarding teacher evaluations, which early results show failing by a large margin:

Randolph county

From an Ashland Resident

Updates on a few races in Cole County

From Auditor Tom Schweich’s watch party in Clayton. Democrats did not run a candidate against the incumbent.

Boone County Republicans are watching the results come in:

From the Basye watch party:

City councilman Karl Skala hosts a watch party in favor of proposition 2

Absentee ballots are tallied for Columbia’s two propositions.

The race in the 47th District

Columbia ballot propositions

Watch parties are getting underway.

Lobbyist James Harris comments on the potential gains for Missouri House Republican

We'll have results throughout the evening.

KOMU 8 News' Facebook users weigh in on the importance of voting.

Gov. Jay Nixon's Twitter blunder is getting a lot of comments on Twitter and Facebook.

Jefferson City resident Brittany Belt

Columbia resident Jeremy Trotter

The union representing the Columbia Police Department encourages residents to get out to the polls

A group opposing Amendment 3 tweets against the measure

Most of the tweets mentioning Missouri's Amendment 3 have been against it. The proposal would, in part, make teacher evaluation hinge on standardized testing.

Republican nominee for state senate Jay Ashcroft fills out his ballot with his family. He’s the son of former US Attorney General and Governor John Ashcroft

Jefferson City resident Lindsay Pantaleo tweets her support for incumbent Rep. Travis Fitzwater.

The major parties tweeted encouragement throughout the day.

This Kansas City reporter made a point about how every votes makes a difference.

Gov. Jay Nixon got to the polls early.

Republican US Sen. Roy Blunt votes at Gladstone Baptist Church

 

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