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.
On the morning after Election Day, we took a look at mid-Missourians' reactions to statewide ballot proposals, and to other national political issues.
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.
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.
Complete but unofficial returns show the GOP apparently will have 110 seats in the 163-member House.
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.
I appreciate the fact that so many students on campus were dedicated to this year’s race for the presidency.
Republican newcomer Caleb Rowden defeats veteran politician Ken Jacob in the area's closest House race.
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.
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.
Mitt Romney telephoned the president, then spoke to disappointed supporters in Boston.
Here are the results from Boone County in all races with all precincts reporting.
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."
The tax will bring in an estimated $5.4 million annually for mental health services focused on children in Boone County.
Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller also wins another term.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill won her re-election bid for Missouri's Senate seat.
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.
In other statewide races, Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster defeated Republican attorney Ed Martin. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder won a third term.
For myriad reasons, people around the city were motivated to overcome obstacles to get out and vote — or to help others accomplish that task.