Recount requested on Missouri right to farm

Aug 25, 2014

There will be a statewide recount on the narrow passage of a constitutional amendment creating a right to farm in Missouri.

The secretary of state on Monday was officially certifying the results of Missouri's Aug. 5 primary elections. Those include the approval of Constitutional Amendment 1 by fewer than 2,500 votes out of nearly 1 million cast.

Missouri law allows a recount whenever the margin of victory is less than one-half of a percentage point.

Two opponents of the measure already have asked for a recount. One of those is Wes Shoemyer, a former Democratic state senator who is president of Missouri's Food for America.

Shoemyer says he's not aware of any particular election problems that he believes will reverse the result, but he says it's worth a try.