Audrain County Results are in…Here they are.
The Prosecuting Attorney measure passed 3,169-2,108.
Final results for Amendments:
Amendment 2 passed: 1,015,899-395,736
Amendment 3 failed: 1,097,807-338,216
Amendment 6 failed: 983,504-414,911
Amendment 10 passed: 788,930-599,929
Update: 11:00 p.m.
In Montgomery County:
Ryan Poston (R) defeated Eric Peterson (D) 2,420-736 to win Presiding Commissioner.
Bart Korman (R) won the county’s vote over Rod Sturgeon (D) 2,319-932 in the State Rep. District 42 race.
Update 10:51 p.m.
Projections show Bruce Rauner (R) winning U.S. Senate in Illinois. The GOP has taken control over both the House and Senate.
Update 10:46 p.m.
Jeanie Riddle (R) wins State Senate District 10 28,862-13,848 over Ed Schieffer (D).
Update 10:45 p.m.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler wins U.S. Rep. District 4 race 119,995-46,438 over Nate Irvin (D).
Update 10:39 p.m. (story as it will run in paper)
As of about 10 p.m. last night, several area races were decided.
In the State Representative District 43 race, incumbent Jay Houghton (R) defeated challenger Ed Lockwood (D) with 72% of the vote. He won the election rematch 5,731-2,124.
“I am honored to continue serving District 43 in the Missouri House,” Rep. Houghton said on Facebook.
At press time, Rep. Jeanie Riddle (R) was two precincts away from defeating Ed Schieffer (D) in the State Senate District 10 race. She was winning 27,389=13,346.
In the U.S. Rep. District 4 race, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) was about to easily defeat Nate Irvin (D) by nearly 70,000 votes with 25 precincts yet to be reported.
In the U.S. Rep. District 6 race, incumbent Sam Graves (R) was declared the winner with 60 precincts yet to vote as he had a 107,146-47,918 lead over W.A. (Bill) Hedge (D).
Current State Auditor Tom Schweich (R) was declared the winner with about 1,000 precincts yet to report as he led a Libertarian challenger by 500,000 votes.
In an area race for State Rep. District 40, Jim Hansen (R) defeated Lowell Jackson (D) 6,646-2,424.
In the elections for judges, Judge Laura Stith and Judge Paul Campbell nearly doubled the “No” votes to be retained on the Missouri Supreme Court.
With still 600 precincts to report, Court of Appeals judges Angela Quigless and Lisa Van Amburg were likely to be retained.
When it comes to the amendment votes, Amendment No. 2 was going to pass at press time. The “Yes” votes had more than 500,000 than the “No” with about 1,000 precincts to report. Amendment 2 dealt with relevant evidence being used for crimes of a sexual nature.
Amendment No. 3 was headed for failure as the “No” votes led by about the same margin. Audrain County voters turned it down 4,551-891. This was the education amendment.
Amendment No. 6, which dealt with six day prior by mail voting, was heading for a “No” result by nearly 500,000 votes.
Amendment No. 10, which dealt with the governor and budget issues, was likely to pass but just too close to call.
As of press time, the “Yes” votes led 569,614-406,535 with about 1,000 precincts yet to report.
In Ralls County, Wiley Hibbard (D) won the Presiding Commissioner race in the county 1,623-1,588 over Robert (Bob) See (R).
Sandy Lanier (D) defeated Pansy Kolb (R) 1,726-1,436 to win the County Clerk seat.
A question posed to Ralls County voters passed 1,802-1,356.
The City of Center’s residents passed a bond initiative 137-14.
In Pike County, Chris Gamm (R) defeated Terry Burris (D) 2,464-1,588 to win the Presiding Commissioner race.
In Audrain County, it was reported to The Vandalia Leader that the initiative to make the office of prosecuting attorney a full-time position did pass.
No Audrain County results were officially submitted to The Vandalia Leader by press time.
In national politics, Republicans won enough seats to retain the House of Representatives.
As of press time, the Republicans were on the verge of taking away Senate control from the democrats.
The GOP needed six new seats and had already won four by press time.
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All results are expected to become official on Friday. Readers can also catch up on results on our Facebook page.
Update 9:16 p.m.
GOP wins Montana for 5th Sen. Seat gain.
Update 9:03 p.m.
With all precincts in, Rep. Jay Houghton (R) beats Ed Lockwood (D) 4,582-1,645.
Update 8:58 p.m.
In national news, Republicans projected for 4th Senate seat gain in Cory Gardner (R) Colorado win over Sen. Mark Udall (D).In national news, Republicans projected for 4th Senate seat gain in Cory Gardner (R) Colorado win over Sen. Mark Udall (D).
Update 8:49 p.m. (Ralls County Results)
Ralls County Results are in:
Rep. Sam Graves (R) won the county in U.S. District 6 reace with 2,144-884 win over W.A. (Bill) Hedge (D).
Sandy Lanier (D) won the County Clerk race over Pansy Kolb (R) 1,726-1,436.
Wiley Hibbard (D) beat Robert (Bob) See (R) in the County Presiding Commissioner race 1,623-1,588. No word of a possible recount as of yet.
Jim Hansen (R) beat Lowell Jackson (D) in the county for State Rep. 40, 2,223-962.
County votes were 72% for Yes in Amendment 2, 76% for No in Amendment 3, 74% for No in Amendment 6, and 62% for Yes in Amendment 10.
The Ralls County question passed 1,802-1,356.
A City of Center Bond passed 137-14.
Update 8:41 p.m.
With 25 of 30 precincts reporting, Rep. Jay Houghton (R) is leading Ed Lockwood (D) 4,404-1,588 in District 43 race.
Update 8:39 p.m.
With about a 1/3 of precincts reporting, Jeanie Riddle (R) leads Ed Schieffer (D) by almost 5,000 votes.
Update 8:37 p.m.
U.S. Rep Sam Graves (R) leads the District 6 race by 9,000 votes over W.A. (Bill) Hedge with 85 of 496 precincts in.
Update 8:34 p.m.
Vicky Hartzler (R) is headed for a victory over Nate Irvin (D) in U.S. Rep. District 4 race. Leads by 21,000 votes, with about a third of the precincts reporting.
Update 8:21 p.m.
Latest national projections show that Republicans will retain control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Update 8:14 p.m.
With 30 of 368 precincts in, Vicky Hartzler (R) has extended her lead to about 6,000 votes over Nate Irvin (D) in race for U.S. Rep. District 4.
Update 8:12 p.m.
Appears clear that Tom Schweich (R) will win the State Auditor’s race. Leads by 19,000 votes with 92 of 3,331 precincts reporting.
Update 8:09 p.m.
In national news, Republicans gain a third seat out of the six needed to win the Senate after Mike Rounds (R) is projected the winner in South Dakota.
Update 7:48 p.m.
Only 20 of 3,329 precincts reporting, but the Amendment 3 opposition needs to feel good with already 4,000 more “No” votes.
Update 7:46 p.m.
In national news, early projections are giving Republicans State Senate seats in Arkansas and West Virginia, where democrats won in the last election.
Update 7:41 p.m.
Just 7 of 368 precincts reporting, Vicky Hartzler (R) has early 1,000 vote lead over Nate Irvin (D) for U.S. District 4 seat.
Only 3 of 496 in U.S. Rep. District 6, have incumbent Sam Graves (R) up by about 230 votes over W.A. (Bill) Hedge (D).
Update 7:38 p.m.
Only 1 of 107 precincts in for State Senate District 10. Early results have Jeanie Riddle (R) up 69-39 over Ed Schieffer (D).
With just 7 of 3,329 precincts in, the amendments are starting to take in some votes. Amendment 2 has an 1,100 vote lead for “Yes”, Amendment 3 shows 600 more “No” votes, Amendment 6 shows nearly 1,000 more “No” votes, and Amendment 10 has about 500 more “Yes” votes. Again, these totals are just starting to come in.