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Elections

McCain savors coast to coast wins; Democrats in for long fight

John McCain earned himself a super Wednesday, a day to savor coast-to-coast primary victories that ratified him as the Republican front-runner, while Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama dug in after a night of divided spoils in a Democratic presidential contest that could stretch to the spring.

Barack Obama wins state, Boone County

Boone County gave Sen. Barack Obama a clear win in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary, but the state result was so close it ensures an almost even split of the delegates for Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton. Obama had about a one percentage point lead.

48 percent of Boone County voters turn out for primary, choose Romney, Obama

Boone County residents who voted in the presidential primary on Tuesday differed overall with those statewide, picking Barack Obama as their overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination and Mitt Romney as the most popular Republican in the race.

McCain wins state, but Romney wins over Boone County voters

Boone County results put former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ahead over Arizona Sen. John McCain. But McCain won the state's 58 delegates.

Libertarians come out in low numbers, look past primary

Libertarian voters were few and far between on presidential primary day in Boone County, but after the dust settled and most of the votes were counted, Wayne Root was the local winner with seven votes.

McCain pushes for GOP command on Super Tuesday; Clinton, Obama battle for Democrats

Sen. John McCain seized command of the race for the Republican presidential nomination early Wednesday, winning delegate-rich primaries from the East Coast to California. Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama traded victories in an epic struggle.

Nationwide scramble of primaries and caucuses

Eager voters showed up to vote in 24 states, some even before the polls opened.

Absentee ballot results released

The Boone County Clerk's Office has tallied another round of ballots in the presidential primary.

Super Tuesday voters find machine hiccups and delays, but voting goes smoothly

Despite the occurrence of a few problems at polls around the country, Super Tuesday voting procedures have gone well.

Americans vote overseas

Americans seeking a change in foreign policy and a new national image abroad flocked to churches in Rome, town halls in England and an Irish pub in Hong Kong on Tuesday to vote in a Democrats Abroad primary.

Hickman High School students vote in mock election

The fact that a majority of Hickman High School students fall short of the voting age didn’t stop them from making their voices heard Tuesday morning.

3 Missouri districts hold special election for open House seats

JEFFERSON CITY — Voters in three eastern Missouri House districts went to the polls Tuesday to select replacements for lawmakers who resigned for new job opportunities or a criminal conviction.

Track election returns using these Web sites

Use this Web sites to keep track of election results as polls close tonight.

QUOTES: Sounding off at the polls

Voters talk about candidates, issues and why they voted. Here's a sampling.

Scenes from the polls

Voters talk about casting their ballots in today's election.

Preliminary national election results

Click to see who gained delegates in which states after Super Tuesday voting.

Columbia residents pitch in for candidates

COLUMBIA — Many Columbia residents in the run-up to Super Tuesday have been doing more than watching from the sidelines.

Columbia votes on Super Tuesday

Residents braved cold and rainy conditions to cast their votes and campaign for their favorites

Hulshof launches bid for governor at airport

Republican U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof of Columbia kicked off his campaign for governor at a meeting with a couple dozen enthusiastic supporters at Columbia Regional Airport on Monday morning.

Protecting your vote

Election voter fraud or even rumors of fraud have the potential to undermine the notion of a free democracy. In Boone County, where voter fraud is nearly nonexistent, County Clerk Wendy S. Noren has installed preventive measures to ensure that the Feb. 5 presidential primary goes off without a hitch.

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