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Elections

Superdelegates could decide Dems' deadlock

As Democratic primaries continue across the country and candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama remain in a virtual deadlock, the party’s superdelegates are becoming the focus of increased attention.

Lt. Gov. Kinder drops out of governor's race

Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder dropped out of the Missouri governor's race Friday night barely two weeks after he entered it, declaring he instead will seek re-election.

Romney suspends bid for president

John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering campaign.

Young voters help drive high turnout, Obama victory in Missouri

A surge of young voters helped propel Democrat Barack Obama to victory in Tuesday’s state primary and may have been a key factor in the high turnout.

How Missourians voted on Super Tuesday

This interactive graphic breaks down Missouri's votes from the primary.

Obama, Clinton will split Missouri delegates

Despite Barack Obama’s slight majority in the statewide vote, Obama and Hillary Clinton will end up splitting the Missouri delegates.

McCain appeals for GOP unity; Obama claims big Super Tuesday win

Boosted by his big night, John McCain asked his loudest conservative critics Wednesday to “calm down” and support his Republican presidential candidacy, as Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton girded for more rounds of their protracted struggle for the Democratic nomination.

Super Tuesday discussion: Tell us what you think

Tuesday's voting for the Republican and Democratic nominees for president showed that the races are far from over. What do you think of the results?

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.

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