ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The November 6th election will determine the holders of offices large and small. Everything from the president of the United States to city administrators will be decided. News 11 is covering the election for Missouri and Illinois.
These are the races our reporters are covering. Check for updates on this LIVE blog from their tweets on location at the campaign watch parties.
- Betsey Bruce is in Chesterfield covering Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin.
- Anthony Kiekow is in Frontenac covering Missouri Republicans.
- Elliot Weiler is in Frontenac covering Dave Spence‘s run for Missouri Governor.
- Paul Schankman is in Chicago covering the presidential race.
- Roche Madden is at the Pageant covering Gov. Jay Nixon and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster‘s race to keep their seats.
- Rebecca Roberts and Jeff Bernthal are at Chase Park covering Missouri Democrats.
- Chris Regnier and Charles Jaco are at Chase Park Covering Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Romney makes concession speech
Romney to speak in 10 mins.
President Obama will win the battleground state of Colorado and its 9 electoral votes on his way to re-election, CNN projects. He will also take Nevada, New Mexico and Oregon, while Mitt Romney will win Missouri, CNN projects.
Jason Plummer telling supporters he is going to stay at the hotel to count numbers but did not give a concession speech. via Shirley Washington on twitter.
Barack Obama will be re-elected as president of the United States, CNN projects.
Obama wins presidential race as projected by FOX News.
McCaskill gives victory speech at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.
Missouri goes to Romney FOX News projects.
McCaskill declaring victory right now. – via Jeff Bernthal on twitter.
Loudest applause so far tonight. Todd Akin saying he lost then the crowd here at Nixon watch party cheered. – via Roche Madden at Nixon HQ.
Election night as seen from Studio-X in Maryland Heights, MO.
It’s a numbers game. Inputting vote totals for FOX 2 & News 11 tonight. – via Angela Hutti on twitter.
A look from Obama HQ in Chicago. via Paul Schankman on twitter.
Here’s the spread at Enyart party; IL12 “Victory Chili”. Plummer may be doomed.
Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill will beat Todd Akin to retain her U.S. Senate seat for Missouri, CNN projects.
McCaskill had not been expected to win a second term but Akin came under attack after saying in a local news interview that women have biological ways to avoid pregnancy after a “legitimate rape.”
Sen. McCaskill named winner of Missouri US Senate race by FOX News
Mcaskill supporters celebrating.
Biggest MO winners so far–Romney, McCaskill, Nixon, city control of cops. – via Charles Jaco on twitter.
Democrats will win two key U.S. Senate seats in Indiana and Massachusetts, CNN projects
Mo Dems cheer as POTUS picks up PA
President Obama will win the swing state of New Hampshire Fox News projects.
More cheers here at the Chase Park Plaza as exit poll data from Iowa & Nevada show Obama in the lead. – via Rebecca Roberts on twitter.
Montana and Utah go for Romney – FOX News
The Republican Party will retain control of the House of Representatives, CNN projects. The GOP took control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections.
Sure sign things are going well with MO elections. Look at this picture from inside the media room at the Secretary of States office! I’m feeling a little left out and lonely right now :( That’s ok with me… nobody needs any more drama here in the Show Me State! Should heat up some as the numbers of precincts reporting increases. – via Chris Higgins
This is Director of Elections Rita Heard Days discussing Board’s surprise on demand for paper ballots. – via Chris Hayes.
Secretary of State office reporting…Nixon 5476 … Spence 5197 with 18 of 3380 precincts reporting. – via Chris Higgins
Crowd starting to pour into Obama HQ in Chicago
St. Louis County has about 10 polling locations with multiple ballots. Board of Elections reports eliminating possible mix ups by about 10 a.m. – via Chris Hayes on twitter.
Dems like the early turnout indicators. Now it’s waiting and watching. – via Jeff Bernthal on Twitter.
Energy starting to pick up at McCaskill hdq. at Chase Park Plaza as people gather to watch returns. via Chris Regnier.
Fox News projects Obama will win Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia and their 72 electoral votes.
Mitt Romney is projected to win Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma. – FOX News
Sec of State is flowing numbers out now. Smooth going from here so far. – via Chris Higgins
Early exit polling says the economy was the number one issue behind their vote. – via Mandy Murphey
President Obama will win Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island; Mitt Romney will win Oklahoma and South Carolina, CNN projects.
Fox News projects Mitt Romney will win South Carolina, with next polls to close at 8 p.m. ET.
Fox News projects Mitt Romney will win Georgia, with next polls to close at 8 p.m. ET.
Press corps enjoying the calm before the storm in Chicago.
Clinton campaigning for Enyart in IL12 race.
CNN projects that Mitt Romney will win West Virginia’s 5 electoral votes, and Indiana’s 11 electoral votes.
In 2008, President Obama lost in West Virginia by more than 13% but won in Indiana by 1%. Polls also closed in the swing states of North Carolina and Ohio.
Fox News projects Mitt Romney will win West Virginia. Ohio and North Carolina are too close to call at close at the polls.
From Elliot Davis: The head of the Missouri Republican Party David Cole just told me he’s confident Romney will carry Missouri and will win the Presidency once all the votes are counted.
The State GOP has had it’s final get out the vote push since October 28.
Volunteers have been kicking on doors manning the phone banks calling known Republican voters to make sure they get to the polls.
One difference here this year is Missouri is not a battle ground states so voters haven’t seen the candidates here. That’s meant not nearly as much staff and money from the Republican National Committee..For the first time in decades the load has fallen on the State GOP Committee to get out the vote for the Republican Presidential Nominee. Right now for those at the Republican Election watch party a feeling of confidence!
Polls closed at 6:30pm (CT) in the North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia
CNN projects that Mitt Romney will win Kentucky, while President Obama will win Vermont. Kentucky has eight electoral votes and Vermont carries three electoral votes.
Andy Banker @andybankertv – Are IL Dems getting ready for a victory party?
Media pass from Obama HQ in Chicago
85 percent of registered voters in St. Charles County turned out to vote on November 6th. That is according to Rich Christmer of the St. Charles County Election Board. He says that voter turnout has been very good and they have been busy.