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Unofficial Election Results: President Obama wins reelection while Becker (R) and Rep. Houghton (R) win local races

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

 

The election went late into the night but at around 11:30 p.m. (CST), Gov. Mitt Romney made his concession speech to pave the way for four more years for President Barack Obama.

With President Obama leading the late count yet to be decided in Florida, he easily won the election in electoral votes with 303-203. He also won the popular vote by about 1.1 million votes.

Gov. Romney won Missouri with 53.9% of the vote. He also won Audrain County 6,186-3,538, Pike County 4,576-2,581, and Ralls County 3,231-1,736.

In the race for U.S. Senator, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) easily defeated Rep. Todd Akin by 400,000 votes. Rep. Akin won in Ralls County 2,596-2,248 but lost Pike County 3,447-3,381 and Audrain County 4,640-4.420.

Gov. Jay Nixon (D) was reelected after defeating Dave Spence (R) by just 4%. Democrat Jason Kander (D) beat Shane Schoeller (R) by just 33,000 votes in the Secretary of State race.

Incumbent Clint Zweifel (D) held off Cole McNary (R) to win the Treasurer’s race and Chris Koster (D) defeated Ed Martin (R) in the Attorney General race by 15%.

Peter Kinder (R) won the Lt. Governor’s race 1,316,655-1,211,352 over Susan Montee (D).

In U.S. Rep. District 4, Vicky Hartzler (R) defeated Teresa Hensley (D) with 60.3% of the vote.

In U.S. Rep. District 6, Sam Graves (R) won with 65% of the vote.

In the statewide ballot initiatives, Constitutional Amendment 3 was voted down with 76% voting “No.” Proposition A passed with 63.9% voting “Yes.” Proposition B barely failed after the “No” votes won 1,357-437-1,314-856. Proposition E passed with 61.8% of the vote.

Rep. Jay Houghton (R) won the District 43 race over Ed Lockwood (D) with 63.7% of the vote. Rep. Houghton won the Audrain County vote 6,049-3,486.

Jim Hansen (D) squeaked by Rep. Paul Quinn (D) in the District 40 race 7,998-7,416.

Audrain County

Kate Becker (R) wins County Collector race 5,458-4,173 over Heather Clubb-Wagner (D).

Audrain County voted “No” 6,291-2,798 on Constitutional Amendment 3; “Yes” 6,213-2,806 on Prop. A; “No” 5,757-3,895 on Prop. B; and “Yes” 6,244-2,956 on Prop. E.

Pike County

Jim Hansen (R) beats Paul Quinn (D) 4,120-3,093 in State Rep. District 40 race as voted on in Pike.

Chris Mennemeyer (R) beats Ben Burkemper (D) 3,709-3,485 in Circuit Judge Circuit 45.

Curt Mitchell (D) wins Eastern County Commissioner race 1,638-1,579 over Walter Logan II (R). Don Gerken Jr. (I) took 188 votes.

Jim Luebrecht (D) beats Gale Griffith Frolos (R) 2,125-1,693 in Western County Commissioner race.

Sheriff Stephen Korte (R) wins Sheriff’s race 4,887-2,359 over Lynn Turner, Jr. (D).

Donna Dempsey Prioer (D) wins Assessor’s race 4,941-2,184 over Leo Brueggen (R).

Nina Long (D) squeaks by Brad Hufty (R) 3,626-3,553 in Public Administrator race.

Ralls County

Jim Hansen (R) beats Paul Quinn (D) 2,642-2,306 in District 40 race in Ralls Co. votes.

Steven Whitaker (D) beats Larry Hildebrand (R) 1,399-1,292 in Western Commissioner race.

A new sheriff in town: Gerry Dinwiddie (R) beats Sheriff Paul Forney (D) 2,676-2,278.

…(The following was election night updates)…

Updated 7:24 p.m.

As votes become tallied, polls predict Sen. McCaskill and Gov. Nixon will easily retake their seats.

The polls also predict Mitt Romney to comfortably upset President Obama in Missouri, with the state house and senate staying rooted in republican hands, this according to Missouri News Horizon.

Updated 7:33 p.m.

Early in District 41 with 3 of 36 precincts reporting, Paul Quinn (D) leads Jim Hansen (R) 938-408.

With 3 of 506 precincts in, Sam Graves (R) is up 902-459 over Kyle Yarber (D) in U.S. Rep. District 6.

In U.S. District 4 race with 1 of 413 precincts reporting, Vicky Hartzler (R) is up 252-123 over Teresa Hensley (D).

Updated 7:53 p.m.

With just 4 of 36 precincts in, Paul Quinn (D) up 1,214-655 over Jim Hansen (R) in State Rep. District 40 race.

ith 18 precincts reporting state-wide, Mitt Romney (R) is trouncing President Obama 6,816-4,081.

Sen. McCaskill (D) has gained on Todd Akin (R) and now commands a 5,428-4,908 lead for the senator’s spot.

Gov. Nixon (D) and Dave Spence (R) are still running close at 5,476-5,197 with a Nixon lead for governor.

For Lt. Gov., Peter Kinder (R) is still holding off opponent Susan Montee (D) 5,709-4,620.

Kander (D) is falling to Schoeller in the secretary of state’s race 5,484-4,749 and for the treasurer spot, McNary is still up on Zweifel 5,206-4,887.

Updated 7:54 p.m.

With two of nine precincts reporting in Monroe County, the ballots issues are as follows:

Constitutional Amendment 3 is drowning with a 599-240 “No” vote.

Prop. A is being approved with a 620-220 “Yes” vote.

Prop. B is falling 547-351 with disapproval.

Prop. E is receiving kind support with a 580-270 “Yes.”

Updated 7:59 p.m.

With 17 of 506 precincts in for the U.S. Rep. District 6 race, Sam Graves (R) up 10,616-6,523 over Kyle Yarber (D).

In U.S. Rep. District 4 race, Vicky Hartzler (R) up 3,321-1,244 over Teresa Hensley (D) with 10 of 413 precincts reporting.

Updated 8:05 p.m.

Fox News is reporting Gov. Mitt Romney has won Texas, President Obama has won both New York and Michigan. Their current Electoral Map shows 154-123 in favor of Gov. Romney.

Updated 8:13 p.m.

Half of the 18 precincts reporting in Audrain County:
Kate Becker (R) 3,024-2,287 of Heather Clubb-Wagner (D) in Collector race.

Jay Houghton (R) up 3,347-1,889 over Ed Lockwood (D) in District 43 State Rep. race.

Vicky Hartzler (R) is winning the Audrain County vote over Teresa Hensley (D) in the U.S. Rep. District 4 race 3,236-1,834.

Updated 8:22 p.m.

With 27 precincts reporting state-wide, ballot issues are as follows:

Constitutional Amendment 3 has a commanding “No” vote 12,536-3,853.

Prop. A maintains approval at 10,121-6,104.

Voters are shutting down Prop. B 10,505-6,813.

Voters are voicing “Yes” for Prop. E 10,446-6,057.

Updated 8:23 p.m.

With half of Audrain County precincts reporting:

Gov. Romney leads President Obama 3,503-1,834.

For the U.S. senator spot, Akin (R) and McCaskill (D) are neck-and-neck at 2,478-2,469 with McCaskill holding a slight lead.

In the governor’s race, Gov. Nixon (D) has just 54 votes over opponent Dave Spence (R) at 2,655-,2,601.

For Lt. gov., Kinder (R) leads Montee (D) 3,066-1,967.

For the secretary of state spot, Schoeller (R) has a slight lead over Kander (D) 2,896-2,209.

McNary (R) is holding off Zweifel (D) 2,733-2,328 for state treasurer and in the attorney general race, Koster (D) commands Martin (R) 2,733-2,401.

Updated 8:25 p.m.

Audrain County Results are in:
Kate Becker (R) wins County Collector race 5,458-4,173 over Heather Clubb-Wagner (D).

Rep. Houghton wins Audrain County vote 6,049-3,486 over Ed Lockwood (D) in District 43 race.

Updated 8:37 p.m.

Audrain County results are in!!!

Gov. Romney (R) took President Obama (D) 6,186-3,538.

Sen. McCaskill (D) won over Todd Akin (R) 4,640-4,420 for U.S. senator.

Gov. Nixon (D) knocked off Dave Spence (R) 4,922-4,633 for governor.

Peter Kinder (R) took the vote over Susan Montee (D) 5,340-3,777 for Lt. governor.

Shane Schoeller (R) won 5,506-4,224 over Jason Kander (D) for secretary of state.

For state treasurer, Cole McNary won 4,756-4,434 over Clint Zweifel, and for attorney general, Chris Koster (D) beat Ed Martin (R) 5,120-4,202.

Updated 8:44 p.m.

Pike County Results are in:
Jim Hansen (R) beats Paul Quinn (D) 4,120-3,093 in State Rep. District 40 race as voted on in Pike.

Chris Mennemeyer (R) beats Ben Burkemper (D) 3,709-3,485 in Circuit Judge Circuit 45.

Curt Mitchell (D) wins Eastern County Commissioner race 1,638-1,579 over Walter Logan II (R). Don Gerken Jr. (I) took 188 votes.

Jim Luebrecht (D) beats Gale Griffith Frolos (R) 2,125-1,693  in Western County Commissioner race.

Sheriff Stephen Korte (R) wins Sheriff’s race 4,887-2,359 over Lynn Turner, Jr. (D).

Donna Dempsey Prioer (D) wins Assessor’s race 4,941-2,184 over Leo Brueggen (R).

Nina Long (D) squeaks by Brad Hufty (R) 3,626-3,553 in Public Administrator race.

Updated 8:52 p.m.

With 18 of 31 precincts reported, Rep. Houghton (R) leads Ed Lockwood (D) 6,049-3,486 in District 43 race.

Updated 8:59 p.m.

Notable Ralls County Results are in:
Jim Hansen (R) beats Paul Quinn (D) 2,642-2,306 in District 40 race in Ralls Co. votes.

Steven Whitaker (D) beats Larry Hildebrand (R) 1,399-1,292 in Western Commissioner race.

A new sheriff in town: Gerry Dinwiddie (R) beats Sheriff Paul Forney (D) 2,676-2,278.

Updated 10:31 p.m.

All major networks are reporting President Barack Obama will win the Presidential race.

Gov. Jay Nixon (D) projected winner in Missouri Governor race.

Updated 10:40 p.m.

Jim Hansen (R) officially wins District 40 race 7,998-7,416 over Paul Quinn (D).

Vicky Hartzler (R) projected winner of U.S. Rep. District 4. Sam Graves (R) projected winner of U.S. Rep. District 6 race.

Updated as of 10:42 p.m.

Rep. Jay Houghton (R) wins District 43 8,702-4,958 over Ed Lockwood (D).

Updated 11:45 p.m.

Gov. Mitt Romney (R) gives presidential concession speech.