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Trump becomes 45th President; Republicans sweep state races

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

President---donald-trump_400x400After being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, Donald Trump (R) has won the electoral college 274-218 to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

Read the Associated Press story at http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_2016_ELECTION?SITE=TNVAN&SECTION=US&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-11-09-05-50-30

As for the Missouri races, Republicans won all of the major contests.

With all 3,241 precincts in:
Presidential race: Trump 1,585,753; Clinton 1,054,889; Johnson 96,404
U.S. Senator: Blunt 1,370,240; Kander 1,283,222; Dine 67,067
Governor: Greitens 1,424,730; Koster 1,261,110; Spragins 40,718
Lt. Gov: Parson 1,450,717; Carnahan 1,153,393; Hedrick 68,665
Sec. of State: Ashcroft 1,581,428; Smith 1,046,769
Treasurer: Schmitt 1,536,314; Baker 1,061,804
Attorney General: Hawley 1,597,857; Hensley 1,124,620

With all 393 precincts reporting:
Vicky Hartzler 225,034, Eric Christensen 92,385 (U.S. District 4)

With 394 of 472 precincts:
Sam Graves 236,938; David Blackwell 98,588 (U.S. District 6)

With 16 of 30 precincts reporting:
Jay Houghton 10,256 to 3,859 for Ed Lockwood

Amendment 1 (2,203,717 Yes; 546,181 No)
Amendment 2 (1,877,477 Yes; 806,676 No)
Amendment 3 (1,107,716 Yes; 1,609,953 No)
Amendment 4 (1,522,189 Yes; 1,145,709 No)
Amendment 6 (1,700,139 Yes; 992,555 No)
Prop A (1,210,199 Yes; 1,494,886 No)

Missouri Supreme Court – Richard Teitelman
1,540,150 Yes; 869,420 No

Court of Appeals – Eastern District 7
Phillip Hess
608,749 Yes; 397,771 No

Court of Appeals-Eastern District 8
James Dowd
617,142 Yes; 387,270 No

Locally, the unofficial results on contested Audrain County races reported from the Courthouse showed Matt Oller defeating Chad McDonald in the Sheriff’s race, 5,847-4,119.
Tracy Graham beat Mike Groves 3,192-2,055 in the Western Commissioner race.
In Ralls County, John Lake won the Western District Commissioner race 1,368-965 over Tom Hurley. Mike Roberts earned 531 votes.
Robert (Bob) Van Winkle beat Denise Goodwin 2,770-2,303 in County Coroner race.
Gerry Dinwiddie won the Sheriff’s race 2,898-Joseph Goodwin 1,173. Bill Martin was third with 1,130 votes.
In Pike County, Bill Allen won the Western District Commissioner race 2,285-1,582 over Jim Luebrecht.
Full available local election results:
Ralls County Results Audrain County Unofficial Results
As for how Audrain County voted on other issues:
• Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton 6,981-2,567 (President)
• Eric Greitens beats Chris Koster 5,831-3,833 (Governor)
• Sen. Roy Blunt beat Jason Kander 5,726-3,677 (U.S. Senator)
• Mike Parson beat Russ Carnahan (Lt. Gov.) 3,798-3,542
• John (Jay) Ashcroft beat Robin Smith 6,757-2,671 (Sec. of State)
• Eric Schmitt 6,358, Judy Baker 3,016 (Treasurer)
• Rep. Sam Graves beat David Blackwell 1,375-536 (U.S. Rep. District 6)
• Josh Hawley beat Teresa Hensley 6,608-3,236 (Attorney General)
• Vicky Hartzler beat Gordon Christensen 5,448-1,971 in U.S. Rep. District 4 race
In uncontested races, Alan Winders won in Eastern Commissioner, Melissa Maupin won County Assessor, Connie Hagan won Public Administrator, and Todd Yager won County Coroner.
As for the Amendments in Audrain County, voters said “Yes” for Amendment 1 (7,651-2,139), Amendment 2 (6,556-3,101), Amendment 4 (6,139-3,495), and Amendment 6 (6,513-3,159).
They said “No” for Amendment 3 (3,747 Yes/6,127 No) and Proposition A (3,980 Yes/5,816 No).

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Election information was posted as it became available.
After being declared the winner of PA 2,911,986-2,844-094, Donald Trump is the new President of the United States of America. He won the electoral college 274-218. He does have a lead in New Hampshire, Michigan, and Arizona, though those totals are not official as of yet.
12:37 a.m.
With wins in Senate races in PA and MO, Republicans will retain control of the U.S. Senate.
12:07 p.m.
Clinton wins 3 of 4 available electoral votes in Maine. She still needs 52 votes and Trump needs 16 votes.
11:26 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is the projected winner of Nevada for 6 electoral votes. She now needs 55 to win.

11:13 p.m.
2,444 of 3,241 precincts are in.
Presidential race: Trump 1,257,029; Clinton 714,016; Johnson 71,724
U.S. Senator: Blunt 1,083,996; Kander 894,178; Dine 50,233
Governor: Greitens 1,124,328; Koster 879,391; Spragins 29,749
Lt. Gov: Parson 1,147,154; Carnahan 797,855; Hedrick 50,818
Sec. of State: Ashcroft 1,244,724; Smith 715,639
Treasurer: Schmitt 1,212,729; Baker 726,233
Attorney General: Hawley 1,259,159; Hensley 771,255

With 312 of 393 precincts reporting:
Vicky Hartzler 174,129, Eric Christensen 66,647 (U.S. District 4)

With 394 of 472 precincts:
Sam Graves 178,441; David Blackwell 70,389

With 16 of 30 precincts reporting:
Jay Houghton 7,088 to 2,683 for Ed Lockwood

Amendment 1 (1,686,889 Yes; 410,323 No)
Amendment 2 (1,457,602 Yes; 615,378 No)
Amendment 3 (851,641 Yes; 1,268,407 No)
Amendment 4 (1,201,318 Yes; 860,944 No)
Amendment 6 (1,354,384 Yes; 725,040 No)
Prop A (939,073 Yes; 1,151,243 No)
11:07 p.m.
Ralls County Results now available
10:56 p.m.

This race isn’t over and here’s why:
Let’s say Trump wins Arizona, as he’s up 60,000 votes with 61% reporting and could get 11 electoral votes to be just 5 votes away from the presidency.

Clinton is though leading in Nevada (6) by 50,000 votes with 63% precincts in; leads Minnesota by 150,000 votes and 61% in for 10 votes), and PA by 60,000 votes with 82% in for 20 electoral votes)

This puts Clinton at 25 votes needed still.

Michigan is for 16 electoral votes. Trump’s lead is just 38,000 votes with 60% precincts reporting. If he doesn’t win Michigan, Clinton still has a shot.

Trump is getting close to winning New Hampshire for 4 electoral votes but only has a 9,000 vote lead. Clinton will likely win Maine.
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There is also a crazy scenario where both candidates could finish one vote shy with only Alaska to report.
Trump wins AZ and NH and is one vote shy.

Clinton wins 6 contested states and is one vote shy.

This leaves Alaska as the deal breaker…. Just fun to think about.

10:42 p.m.

Donald Trump is now just 32 electoral votes away from being the next president. Clinton is 61 away. Still 87 votes in play.
In Ralls County, John Lake won the Western District Commissioner race 1,368-965 over Tom Hurley. Mike Roberts earned 531 votes.

Robert (Bob) Van Winkle beat Denise Goodwin 2,770-2,303 in County Coroner race.

Gerry Dinwiddie won the Sheriff’s race 2,898-Joseph Goodwin 1,173. Bill Martin was third with 1,130 votes.

9:55 p.m.
Trump has just won North Carolina and Ohio to go up 181-131 over Clinton. She won Maine and Colorado.

9:46 p.m.
As for how Audrain County voted on other issues:
• Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton 6,981-2,567 (President)
• Eric Greitens beats Chris Koster 5,831-3,833 (Governor)
• Sen. Roy Blunt beat Jason Kander 5,726-3,677 (U.S. Senator)
• Mike Parson beat Russ Carnahan (Lt. Gov.) 3,798-3,542
• John (Jay) Ashcroft beat Robin Smith 6,757-2,671 (Sec. of State)
• Eric Schmitt 6,358, Judy Baker 3,016 (Treasurer)
• Rep. Sam Graves beat David Blackwell 1,375-536 (U.S. Rep. District 6)
• Josh Hawley beat Teresa Hensley 6,608-3,236 (Attorney General)
• Vicky Hartzler beat Gordon Christensen 5,448-1,971 in U.S. Rep. District 4 race
In uncontested races, Alan Winders won in Eastern Commissioner, Melissa Maupin won County Assessor, Connie Hagan won Public Administrator, and Todd Yager won County Coroner.
As for the Amendments in Audrain County, voters said “Yes” for Amendment 1 (7,651-2,139), Amendment 2 (6,556-3,101), Amendment 4 (6,139-3,495), and Amendment 6 (6,513-3,159).
They said “No” for Amendment 3 (3,747 Yes/6,127 No) and Proposition A (3,980 Yes/5,816 No).

Unofficial Audrain County Unofficial Results
9:33 p.m.
Jay Houghton won the Audrain County vote for District 43 over Ed Lockwood 7,088-2,683.
9:14 p.m.

In Pike County, Bill Allen won the Western District Commissioner race 2,285-1,582 over Jim Luebrecht.
 
Sheriff Stephen Korte defeated Bennie Church 4,428-2,892.
 
Debby Tepen beat Brenda Haddock 4,353-2,911 in the Public Administrator race.

9:05 p.m.
Trump wins LA and MT; Clinton wins VA and NY to close gap to 147-109. Trump holds 1.2 million lead in popular vote.
9:00 p.m.
Unofficial results on contested Audrain County races reported from the Courthouse just now: Matt Oller wins the Sheriff’s race 5,847-4,119.
Tracy Graham beat Mike Groves 3,192-2,055 in the Western Commissioner race.
8:46 p.m.

Unofficial from Audrain County:
15 of 16 precincts in
Graham 2,604 to Groves 1,709
Oller 5,265 to McDonald 3,744

8:37 p.m.

Amendments update: 101 of 3,237 precincts reporting
Am. 1: 90,377 Yes/21,729 No
Am. 2: 77,072 Yes/33,455 No
Am. 3: 47,186 Yes/65,846 No
Am. 4: 60,429 Yes/48,859 No
Am. 6: 72,512 Yes/38,573 No
Prop A: 49,960 Yes/61,780 No

8:35 p.m.
With 34 of 393 precincts reporting for U.S. District 4, Hartzler leads Christensen 23,458-6,379.
8:33 p.m.
With 17 of 472 precincts reporting:

Sam Graves leads David Blackwell 6,923-2,318

8:31 p.m.
Clinton wins CT, Trump wins N.D… Trump up 139-104 in electoral votes. Popular vote still around 1.5 million lead.

8:23 p.m.
77 precincts are in.
Presidential race: Trump 47,276; Clinton 20,620; Johnson 1,957
U.S. Senator: Blunt 39,824; Kander 26,949; Dine 1,757
Governor: Greitens 40,858; Koster 26,991; Spragins 1,031
Lt. Gov: Parson 41,402; Carnahan 24,515; Leach 1,600
Sec. of State: Ashcroft 44,890; Smith 21,958
Treasurer: Schmitt 43,480; Baker 22,304
Attorney General: Hawley 45,100; Hensley 23,805

8:12 p.m.
Trump wins AR, KS, NE, SD, and TX. Clinton wins NY. Trump up 1.5 million popular votes.

7:58 p.m.
20 precincts are in.
Presidential race: Trump 17,952; Clinton 12,752; Johnson 888
U.S. Senator: Blunt 15,328; Kander 14,705; Dine 849
Governor: Greitens 15,911; Koster 14,579; Spragins 515
Lt. Gov: Parson 15,801; Carnahan 13,826; Leach 744
Sec. of State: Ashcroft 17,456; Smith 12,830
Treasurer: Schmitt 16,832; Baker 12,750
Attorney General: Hawley 17,661; Hensley 13,360

7:45 p.m.
Trump is now projected in the lead with 76-68 electoral votes after being declared the winner in Alabama. He’s also up by about 1.1 million votes in the popular vote.

7:43 p.m.
Only 2 of 3,241 precincts reporting in Missouri. Currently Trump is up about 800 votes in the presidential race; Sen. Blunt is up about 600 votes in the U.S. Senate race, Eric Greitens leads Koster for Governor 980-486, Mike Parson is up by almost 700 votes in the Lt. Gov. race, John (Jay) Ashcroft leads the Secretary of State race by about 700 votes, and Josh Hawley is up by nearly 800 votes for Attorney General. Eric Schmitt is up about 2,000 votes with 4 precincts in for State Treasurer.

7:42 p.m.
More projections show Trump now winning Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas to take a 139-97 lead.
Projections also show Clinton winning New York. Trump is up by about 1.5 million popular votes.

7:23 p.m.
Early popular vote shows Trump 9,915,144-Clinton 9,245,060

According to most major news sources with information based on exit polling, Hillary Clinton has 68 electoral votes and Donald Trump has 67.
Clinton is credited for winning Delaware, Washington D.C., Illinois, Maryland, Massachusettes, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.Trump has been declared the winner in Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.