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Elections

UPDATE: Repeal of Missouri casino loss limits in effect

The secretary of state's office said Friday the ballot initiative repealing the loss limits took effect the day of the election. That came as a surprise to the Missouri Gaming Commission — and to casinos.

Carnahan to push for early voting

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan said she will ask the legislature next year to adopt early voting. Nationwide, an estimated one-third of voters cast ballots before Tuesday, which proponents said led to reduced lines and quicker vote counts.

Statewide voter turnout records set in Missouri

Sixty-nine percent of registered Missouri voters turned out on Election Day, despite earlier projections from the Missouri secretary of state's office that projected a voter turnout of as high as 76 percent.

Partisan success varies precinct-by-precinct in Columbia

Areas around MU and downtown trended strongly Democratic, while southern and southwestern parts of the city voted heavily Republican.

Perche Creek Cafe patrons react to Nov. 4 election

In Perche Creek Cafe, two regulars were eating with friends and family: Tim Moloney, a landscaper, and Tom Forney, a retiree and homeowner in Rocheport. They spoke about their reactions to the presidential election.

Voters share their thoughts the day after

With the election behind us, people in Columbia gave their opinion about the results.

Nixon aims to relax before beginning duties as governor

Democrat Jay Nixon on Wednesday claimed a voter mandate for an "agenda of progress for Missouri," topped by reversing the 2005 Medicaid cuts, enacting a tuition-free college grant program and expanding job opportunities.

Unopposed 23rd District candidate keeps busy on Election Day

After locking in his seat in the General Assembly during the primaries, Stephen Webber helped other candidates with their final efforts.

Richards wins public administrator

Cathy Richards will replace Connie Hendren as Boone County's public administrator after defeating Republican candidate John Sullivan.

Obama's election gives some black Missouri leaders hope

As Democrat Barack Obama assumes the position of president-elect in the U.S., many Missouri black leaders said this may open doors for a black politician to become a statewide elected official.

Missouri has never elected a black official to a statewide office.

World finds hope in Obama's election

From Paris to New Delhi to the beaches of Brazil, revelers said Obama's election made them feel more connected to America, and that America, after years of strained relations, seemed suddenly more connected to the world.

Exit poll: Missouri voters most concerned about economy

The exit poll showed how much the state's mood has changed since 2004. When President George W. Bush carried Missouri four years ago, slightly more than half of voters said the economy was good.

PHOTO GALLERY: Watch parties at Blue Note, Second Baptist, more

See photos of people gathered to watch election results at The Blue Note, Second Baptist Church and The Tiger hotel.

PHOTO GALLERY: Watch parties and reactions around Boone County

Late deciders in Missouri broke for McCain, exit poll finds

McCain didn't win the election, but he has the lead in Missouri before counting provisional ballots.

Polling places face fewer problems, no recounts

Despite a record number of voters, the system seemed to run smoothly in most states.

A look back at other presidential firsts

In the wake of the historic first that Barack Obama brings to the presidency as an African-American, the Missourian looked at other firsts throughout presidential history.

Papers sell out as readers seek Obama keepsakes

Some newspapers, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, began printing additional copies as the day went on.

Black community finds inspiration in Obama win

About 95 percent of black voters cast their ballots for Obama, according to exit polls. The historic election brought to their minds the possibility of personal and societal changes.

ANALYSIS: For Obama, now comes the hard part

Big promises under a tough ecomomy will make Obama's job difficult despite the fact the Democrats have majorities in both chambers of Congress.

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