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.
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.
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.
Areas around MU and downtown trended strongly Democratic, while southern and southwestern parts of the city voted heavily Republican.
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.
With the election behind us, people in Columbia gave their opinion about the results.
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.
After locking in his seat in the General Assembly during the primaries, Stephen Webber helped other candidates with their final efforts.
Cathy Richards will replace Connie Hendren as Boone County's public administrator after defeating Republican candidate John Sullivan.
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.
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.
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.
See photos of people gathered to watch election results at The Blue Note, Second Baptist Church and The Tiger hotel.
McCain didn't win the election, but he has the lead in Missouri before counting provisional ballots.
Despite a record number of voters, the system seemed to run smoothly in most states.
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.
Some newspapers, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, began printing additional copies as the day went on.
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.
Big promises under a tough ecomomy will make Obama's job difficult despite the fact the Democrats have majorities in both chambers of Congress.