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Haden, Riddle win; voters approve medical marijuana and minimum wage increase

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm

The midterm election has come to a close as Missouri voters cast their votes in a variety of local and statewide races.
Locally, Jeanie Riddle (R) won the State Senate District 10 race against Mexico’s Ayanna Shivers (D), 48,277-20,384 as she had 70% of the vote.
In State Senate District 18, Cindy O’Laughlin (R) defeated Crystal Stephens (D) 46,225-19,528 with 70% of the total votes.
In local U.S. Representative races, Sam Graves (R) defeated Henry Robert Martin (D) 199,580-97,515 after all 501 precincts reported.
Vicky Hartzler (R) continued the Republican momentum with a 185,245-93,861 victory over Renee Hoagenson in the U.S. Representative District 4 race.
Kent Haden (R) managed to earn nearly 73% of the votes in the 27 precincts as he defeated Jamie Blair (D) 9,142-3,442. Haden wins the seat held by Rep. Jay Houghton, who is finishing up his final term.
Those winning uncontested races in Audrain County include Jason Lamb (R, Circuit Judge 12), Linda Hamlett (D, Associate Circuit Judge), Steve Hobbs (R, Presiding Commissioner), Lisa Smith (R, County Clerk), Penny Creed Craghead (D, Circuit Clerk), Janis Deimeke (R, Recorder of Deeds), Patty Meyers (D, Treasurer), Jacob Shellabarger (D, Prosecuting Attorney), and Kate Becker (R, Collector).
As of 12:40 a.m. Tuesday morning in the statewide races, Josh Hawley (R) had 51% of the vote and was declared the winner in the U.S. Senate race with incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D). The margin of votes was 1,218,453-1,081,002 with 3,236 of the 3,256 precincts reporting.
Nicole Galloway (D) was set to win the State Auditor race with 50% of the vote. She had a 1,175,565-1,031,198 margin over Saundra McDowell (R).
As for the amendments and propositions on the ballot, Missouri voters did vote to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
With 3,217 of 3,256 precincts reportings, voters were set to pass Amendment No. 2 with 665 of the vote by a margin of more than 600,000 total votes.
As for the other two items related to marijuana, voters turned down Amendment No. 3 by around 800,000 votes and Proposition C by around 300,000 votes.
Voters did pass the “clean up Missouri” Amendment No. 1 by around 600,000 votes.
They also approved a measure clarifying language on bingo game advertising, which can be found in Amendment No. 4. The item passed by around 100,000 votes.
Voters also approved a change to Missouri’s minimum wage, moving it from $8.60 per hour with an .85 cents per hour increase each year until 2023 when the new minimum wage will be $12 per hour. This measure was Proposition B and was passed by around 600,000 votes.
The Proposition D focus of increasing the motor fuel tax failed by a little less than 200,000 votes.
In Ralls County, Sandy Lanier (R) defeated Janet Tutor (D) by a 2,885-1,427 margin to win the county clerk race. Two questions in New London and one in Center also failed.
In Pike County, Republicans had a good night as they won all of the competitive races.
Among the winners were Patrick Flynn (Circuit Judge 45), Milan Berry (Associate Circuit Judge), Chris Gamm (Presiding Commissioner), Missy Hunter Jaeger (County Clerk), and Kim Martin Luebrecht (Recorder of Deeds).
In Montgomery County, Proposition 1 passed 3,181-1,367.

Updated: 11:31 p.m.
With 2,845 of 3,256 precincts in…
Josh Hawley leads Claire McCaskill 1,116,311 to 894,614
 
Nicole Galloway leads Saundra McDowell in the State Auditor’s race 981,390 to 951,705
 
With 471 of 501 precincts reporting…
Sam Graves leads Henry Robert Martin 188,191 to 93,356 in the U.S. Rep. District 6 race
 
With 79 of 103 precincts reporting…
Jeanie Riddle leads Ayanna Shivers 36,738 to 16,721 in State Sen. District 10
 
With 136 of 147 precincts reporting…
Cindy O’Laughlin leads Crystal Stephens 41,089 to 16,155 in State Sen. District 18
 
With all 27 precincts reporting…
Kent Haden beats Jamie Blair 9,142 to 3,442 in State Rep. District 43 race.
 
With 2,826 of 3,256 precincts reporting….
Amendment 1: 1,222,800 Yes to 772,102 No
Amendment 2: 1,308,379 Yes to 723,786 No
Amendment 3: 1,387,239 No to 627,434 Yes
Amendment 4: 993,828 Yes to 930,124 No
Prop B: 1,234,307 Yes to 790,113
Prop C: 1,145,146 No to 863,165 Yes
Prop D: 1,101,948 No to 911,637 Yes
 
 
 

Updated 11:26 p.m.

With all 27 precincts reporting…
Kent Haden beats Jamie Blair 9,142 to 3,442 in State Rep. District 43 race.

Updated 10:09 p.m.

Still a long ways to go…
As of 10:09 p.m.
With 1,397 of 3,256 precincts in…
Josh Hawley leads Claire McCaskill 562,181 to 346,590

Saundra McDowell leads Nicole Galloway in the State Auditor’s race 474,951-396,404

With 271 of 501 precincts reporting…
Sam Graves leads Henry Robert Martin 91,072-31,741 in the U.S. Rep. District 6 race

With 54 of 103 precincts reporting…
Jeanie Riddle leads Ayanna Shivers 26,572-11,416 in State Sen. District 10

With 123 of 147 precincts reporting…
Cindy O’Laughlin leads Crystal Stephens 36,458-14,348 in State Sen. District 18

With 16 of 27 precincts reporting…
Kent Haden leads Jamie Blair 6,160-2,440 in State Rep. District 43 race.

With 1,360 of 3,256 precincts reporting….
Amendment 1: 501,160 Yes to 364,521 No
Amendment 2: 529,935 Yes to 351,014 No
Amendment 3: 605,624 No to 267,963 Yes
Amendment 4: 424,446 NO to 413,703
Prop B: 503,223 Yes to 374,788
Prop C: 515,601 No to 354,582 Yes
Prop D: 493-865 to 381,575 Yes

Updated: 9:43 p.m.

Final results are in for Pike County:

Josh Hawley beats Claire McCaskill 3,909-2,127
 
Saundra McDowell beat Nicole Galloway in the State Auditor’s race 3,326-2,380
 
U.S. Rep. District 6 race: Sam Graves wins 4,300-1,746 over Henry Robert Martin.
 
Cindy O’Laughlin wins State Senate District 18 4,179-1,926 in PIke County votes over Crystal Stephens.
 
Patrick Flynn beats Adam Burkemper 3,895-2,281 in the Circuit Judge for Circuit 45 race.
 
Milan Berry beats Mark Fisher for the Associate Circuit Judge race 3,633-2,639.
 
Chris Gamm beat Clark Pointer 4,138-2,110 in the Presiding Commissioner race.
 
Missy Hunter Jaeger beat Melissa Kempe in the County Clerk race 3,173-2,971.
 
As for Recorder of Deeds, Kim Martin Luebrecht beat Sherry McCarty, 3,299-2,935.
 
Amendment 1: 3,270 Yes to 2,818 No
 
Amendment 2: 3,622 Yes to 2,632 No
 
Amendment 3: 4,345 No to 1,856 Yes
 
Amendment 4: 3,371 No to 2,578 Yes
 
Prop B: 3,379 Yes to 2,803 No
 
Prop C: 3,742 No to 2,366 Yes
 
Prop D: 3,264 No to 2,547 Yes
 
Eolia Question: 119 Yes to 85 No
 
 

Updated: 9:30 p.m.
Here are .pdfs of some county election results.
Audrain County ResultsRalls County ResultsMontgomery County Results

Updated: 9:16 p.m.

As for the ballot items and how Audrain County voters voted:
 
Missouri Amendment 1: 4,599 Yes to 3,848 No
 
Missouri Amendment 2: 5,067 Yes to 3,536 No
 
Missouri Amendment 3: 6,120 No to 2,411 Yes
 
Missouri Amendment 4: 4,314 No to 3,880 Yes
 
Prop B: 4,549 Yes to 4,054 No
 
Prop C: 5,293 No to 3,199 Yes
 
Prop D: 4,782 No to 3,815 Yes

Updated: 9:05 p.m.

Audrain County results are in:
 
Jeanie Riddle won the county in the State Senate District 10 race 5,701-2,951 over Ayanna Shivers.
 
Kent Haden won the county vs. Jamie Blair for the District 43 race 6,190-2,440
 
Josh Hawley had the margin on Claire McCaskill 5,651-2,727.
 
Saundra McDowell beat Nicole Galloway in the State Auditor race for the count vote 4,240-3,675.
 
Vicky Hartzler won the county for the U.S. Rep. District 4 race vs. Renee Hoagenson 4,867-1,873.

Updated 8:33 p.m.

With 10 of 11 precincts reporting in Montgomery County, Jeanie Riddle is winning that county 3,572-1,051 over Ayanna Shivers in the State Senate District 10.
 

UPDATED ELECTION RESULTS (in Pike County), courtesy of the Bowling Green Times: While we await the results in the final two of the county’s 14 precincts, these are the results as of 8:08 p.m.

Circuit Court Judge (Pike County Only)
Patrick S. Flynn (Rep): 3,380 votes
Adam M. Burkemper (Dem): 1,987 votes

Associate Circuit Court Judge:
Milan Berry (Rep): 3,145 votes
Mark Fisher (Dem): 2,309 votes

Presiding County Commissioner
Chris Gamm (Rep): 3,621 votes
Clark Pointer (Dem): 1,810 votes

County Clerk:
Michelle Hunter Jaeger (Rep): 2,745 votes
Melissa Kempke (Dem): 2,591 votes

Recorder of Deeds
Kim Martin Luebrecht (Rep): 2,890 votes
Sherry Crow McCarty (Dem): 2,532 votes