General Election 2016

Missouri voters have given the nod to Republicans running for secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and lieutenant governor. In congressional races, incumbents held onto their seats.

Missouri Republicans won big Tuesday, sweeping all statewide offices and putting the party almost totally in charge of the Missouri Capitol beginning in January.

And in part, they have Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to thank. His Missouri coattails of 20 percentage points arguably provided a strong wind at the GOP’s back.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

KSMU and NPR News bring you coverage of Election Night 2016, and the battle for U.S. president between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as well as congressional seats. Also stay tuned for updates throughout the evening for statewide and local race results in Missouri. Throughout our coverage, which you can hear on-air and online, check out NPR's Election Night Live Blog below.

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Michele Skalicky / KSMU

After months of bitter divide amongst the major party candidates and plenty of negative political ads, the 2016 Presidential Election is finally here.  Polls are open until 7 tonight.

Voter turnout has been steady today in Springfield.  One person taking time to cast her ballot at Delaware Elementary was Eileen Llewellyn.  She said she’s hopeful the political divide in the U.S. can be bridged no matter who wins the election.

"That we can be sane.  I think most people are decent and will accept the changes.  We'll see," she said.

Greene County will soon have a new county commissioner for District 2. Republican Lincoln Hough and Libertarian Cecil Ince are vying for the seat that is currently held by Roseann Bentley, who is retiring. 

The county commission is comprised of three elected officials who serve four-year terms. The District 1 seat, held by Harold Bengsch, is also up for election Tuesday. He’s running unopposed.

Both Hough and Ince spoke with KSMU by phone. Hear their interviews below.

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