Elections

COMMENTARY

Capitol Perspectives: Election night reporting history

BY: - November 5, 2020

There are four Missourians who helped develop the systems that provide you with accurate and prompt election night returns. To understand this column, you need to realize that the results reported on election night are neither official nor complete. In fact, Missouri law provides a several-week delay after the election to assure accuracy of the […]

Tishaura Jones announces bid for St. Louis mayor

BY: - November 4, 2020

St. Louis city is divided by one long road — Delmar Boulevard.  Walk south of Delmar, and you’ll find a vibrant business district and affluent residential neighborhood. Walk north, and it looks like a country that’s been bombed out in a war decades ago and never rebuilt.  This inequity is at the heart of the […]

The fight for the presidency comes down to millions of uncounted mail ballots in battleground states

BY: - November 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory early Wednesday morning, but the outcome of a razor-thin presidential contest actually depends on key battleground states that are trying to finish tallying millions of remaining mail ballots. Here are some questions—and answers—about what’s going on in those states: Why is the counting process slow? It’s taking […]

COMMENTARY

On Election Day, Missouri Republicans dominate up and down the ballot

BY: - November 4, 2020

Missouri is a red state. If there was any doubt about that at all, Republicans put it to rest Tuesday night.  Not only did Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his fellow GOP statewide officeholders run the table, they did it by each winning nearly 60 percent of the vote. And U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner survived […]

Voters repeal Clean Missouri redistricting plan they enacted in 2018

BY: - November 4, 2020

Missouri voters on Tuesday repealed a constitutional amendment they enacted in 2018 that would have required legislative districts be drawn to ensure partisan fairness. They replaced it with one that critics contend could forgo the use of total population to draw districts and instead exclude all non-voters, specifically children and non-citizens — tilting the political […]

Missouri Republicans maintain supermajorities in House and Senate

BY: - November 4, 2020

Missouri Democrats had another disappointing night in legislative elections Tuesday, losing in two state Senate districts crucial to their hopes of cracking the Republican supermajority in the upper chamber. Republicans held a key Senate seat by re-electing Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia in the 19th District in central Missouri. As in 2016, Rowden […]

Ann Wagner prevails over Jill Schupp to hold on to St. Louis-area Congressional seat

BY: - November 3, 2020

Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner will continue representing Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District for another two years, defeating Democratic state Sen. Jill Schupp on Tuesday night in a race that has drawn national attention.   With all precinct reporting, Wagner defeated Schupp 52 percent to 45 percent. In an interview with reporters prior to voting Wagner said, […]

Scott Fitzpatrick wins Missouri treasurer race over Vicki Englund

BY: - November 3, 2020

Republican Scott Fitzpatrick has defeated Democrat Vicki Englund to earn a four-year term as Missouri Treasurer. Fitzpatrick, 33, was declared the winner by the Associated Press shortly after 10:30 p.m. with Fitzpatrick holding a 29 percentage point lead over England, 46. Gov. Mike Parson appointed Fitzpatrick as treasurer and he was sworn into office in […]

Mike Kehoe defeats Alissia Canady in race for Missouri lieutenant governor

BY: - November 3, 2020

Republican Mike Kehoe has won a full four-year term as Missouri’s lieutenant governor, defeating Democrat Alissia Canady. With half of precincts reporting, Kehoe was declared the winner by the Associated Press around 10:30 p.m. while he was leading by nearly 600,000 votes. Kehoe, 58, served two terms as a state senator from Jefferson City before […]

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft fends off challenge from Yinka Faleti

BY: - November 3, 2020

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft sailed to victory Tuesday night over his Democratic challenger Yinka Faleti and will go on to serve as Missouri’s top election official for another four years. Ashcroft, the Republican incumbent, was leading by about 640,960 votes with over 95 percent the state’s precincts reporting shortly after midnight, according to the […]

Eric Schmitt defeats Rich Finneran in Missouri attorney general race

BY: - November 3, 2020

Attorney General Eric Schmitt secured his position as the state’s top legal officer for four years on Tuesday night, defeating his Democratic challenger Rich Finneran.  With around half precincts reporting, the Republican incumbent was declared the winner by the Associated Press around 10:15 p.m., leading Finneran 62 percent to 35 percent.  “You wanted a tough on […]

Mike Parson defeats Nicole Galloway in race for Missouri governor

BY: - November 3, 2020

Republican Mike Parson has secured a full four-year term as Missouri’s governor, scoring victory Tuesday night over his Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway. Parson, 65, led Galloway, 38, by more than 442,000 votes with over 95 percent of the state’s precincts reporting shortly after midnight, according to the Secretary of State’s unofficial results. The Associated Press called […]