Republicans ready to grasp renewed House control

Republicans had renewed control of the House within their grasp early Wednesday as the two parties traded gains from the Eastern seaboard to the Southwest.

Akin's comments, women's perceptions helped McCaskill

An exit poll by The Associated Press found that a majority of Missouri voters said U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's comments about rape factored into their vote. Women were slightly more likely to admit to their consideration of the comment when making a voting decision.

The morning after, voters reflect on national social issues and statewide ballot proposals

On the morning after Election Day, we took a look at mid-Missourians' reactions to statewide ballot proposals, and to other national political issues.

Proposition B foe says proposed tax hike was too steep

Ron Leone, head of the Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, said the tax increase would cost Missouri its competitive advantage in the cigarette market.

Analysis: Obama wins but Washington unchanged

If Obama cannot end gridlock, his second term will be reduced to veto threats, empty promises, end runs around Congress and legacy-sealing forays into foreign lands.

Missouri Republicans claim veto-proof majority in state legislature

Complete but unofficial returns show the GOP apparently will have 110 seats in the 163-member House.

Same-sex marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

The outcomes of the marriage votes could influence the U.S. Supreme Court, which will soon consider whether to take up cases challenging the law that denies federal recognition to same-sex marriages.

FROM READERS: Presidential race inspires young people to be great

I appreciate the fact that so many students on campus were dedicated to this year’s race for the presidency.

Rowden wins 44th; Wright and Webber take 47th, 46th districts

Republican newcomer Caleb Rowden defeats veteran politician Ken Jacob in the area's closest House race.

Kurt Schaefer wins re-election to 19th District Missouri Senate seat

The race between Kurt Schaefer and Mary Still, who have known each other since working for then-Attorney General Jay Nixon, only became more heated as the campaign wore on.

Election watch parties draw political enthusiasts out to celebrate

People from both sides of the aisle took to establishments around Columbia to watch the election results come in with supporters of the party of their choice.

UPDATE: Obama prevails despite weak economy, high unemployment

Mitt Romney telephoned the president, then spoke to disappointed supporters in Boston.

ELECTION 2012: Complete results from Boone County

Here are the results from Boone County in all races with all precincts reporting.

Long lines reported in some spots as polls open in Missouri

Election officials are predicting that 72 percent of registered voters will cast ballots Tuesday in Missouri.

WHAT VOTERS ARE SAYING: 'I'm a little over everything with the election, but I'm still anxious to know the outcome'

Citizens share their reactions as they vote around town: "I don't have formal plans for the results, but I'll definitely be glued to it. This will be an exciting day."

Voters embrace county sales tax for children's mental health

The tax will bring in an estimated $5.4 million annually for mental health services focused on children in Boone County.

Boone County races: Thompson beats Bormann to become Northern District commissioner

Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller also wins another term.

UPDATE: McCaskill defeats Akin in re-election bid for Senate seat

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill won her re-election bid for Missouri's Senate seat.

Election 2012: A guide to election night commentary online

After months of campaigning and news coverage of that campaigning, election night is finally here. We're compiling a running list of commentary from various news sources. 

UPDATE: Sen. McCaskill, Gov. Nixon re-elected in Missouri

In other statewide races, Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster defeated Republican attorney Ed Martin. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder won a third term.