Democratic Missouri Gov. Nixon wins re-election over Spence

Gov. Jay Nixon's victory Tuesday came after a campaign in which both candidates highlighted the need to create jobs in Missouri. Nixon said he was doing so, while Spence claimed Missouri was falling behind economically.

Voters react to election results on social media

The Missourian is keeping an eye on voter reactions as election results come in. We'll be updating the story as more results become known, so check back in with us throughout the night.

Republican challenger Romney wins Missouri electoral votes

Missouri elected Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

BALLOT ISSUES: Tobacco tax, judicial selection issues fail

Tuesday's vote is the third time in a decade voters have rejected an effort to boost the tax from its current 17 cents per pack.

Local businesses offer giveaways for voters

Starbucks, McAlister's Deli and the Candy Factory were among businesses in town giving out free goodies to voters.

Columbia voters reported speedy visits to the polls

We've been asking people today to tell us about their experiences voting in Columbia. Most have reported wait times of 15 minutes or less.

Vicky Hartzler takes 4th Congressional District

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler has defeated Democratic challenger Teresa Hensley to win a second term representing Missouri's 4th Congressional District.

Incumbents reign in Missouri's U.S. House elections

Six of the seven incumbents in Missouri's U.S. House delegation have won re-election.

Missouri voters turning out in high numbers

A spokeswoman from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office said predictions of 72 percent turnout are likely to be accurate.


Missouri secretary of state trims website for election

Secretary of state spokeswoman Stacie Temple said Tuesday that the county-by-county vote totals from past elections have been temporarily removed from the website.

Election 2012: Your guide to the Missourian's election night coverage

President Barack Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon were re-elected Tuesday.

UPDATE: Obama wins Northeast; Romney secures conservative base

The critical battlegrounds with the key to victory were unsettled — Virginia, Ohio and Florida among them — with long lines in many locations after poll-close time.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU student Democrats, Republicans come alive during campaign season

MU student Republicans and Democrats worked on campaigns and helped with voter registration in the weeks leading up to the general election.

5 things to know for Tuesday's elections in Missouri

An estimated 72 percent of the state's registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Here's a look at the top races and factors impacting the day.

Get a ride to the polls Tuesday

Voters in Columbia and Boone County who need a ride to the polls have several options. 

Missouri Proposition E would limit governor's authority on insurance exchange

Proposition E would "prohibit the governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature."


Growth in neighborhoods old and new affects 46th District

Democrat Stephen Webber and Republican Fred Berry are competing to represent the new House district, which encompasses much of the city's Fourth and Fifth wards.


State representative candidate Webber has deep roots in Columbia

Stephen Webber, who has represented the 23rd District for four years, will try to win another term, this time in the 46th District.

Republican candidate Berry a last-minute addition to 46th District ticket

Fred Berry says he would bring honor and integrity to the state representative office as he runs against incumbent Stephen Webber in the 46th House District.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: A look at the Missourian's coverage

The Missourian has published a number of articles to help inform voters about the candidates and ballot issues for the 2012 general election.