The Missouri Senate has unanimously passed legislation to move the filing period for the state’s party primaries back by one month. The bill is moving rapidly because the filing period is currently set to begin February 28th and end in late March.
The Missouri House has passed legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.
The Thursday vote split exactly along party lines.
Democrats hammered away at Republicans’ arguments that the bill would combat voter fraud, saying there hasn’t been a documented case of voter fraud in decades – and that the bill does nothing to deal with voter registration fraud. GOP House Member Todd Richardson of Poplar Bluff disagreed.
Rick Santorum trounced Mitt Romney yesterday in Missouri's "beauty contest" presidential primary. The state's delegates won't be chosen until caucuses on March 17, but the vote added to Santorum's momentum as he also swept Minnesota and Colorado. In this week's Health & Wealth update, how conservative opposition to Obama's Affordable Care Act may have helped Santorum in the Show-Me State.
Missouri is by all accounts a "red state" but it's plain to see that one or two colors can't tell the whole story. How can one color, one category, make sense of the diversity of communities we see around us every day? The folks at Patchwork Nation and the public radio station WNYC think they have a better way: they look at voters in each county and then slice up the numbers 12 different ways. Some counties are what might be called, the "Monied 'Burbs." Others are "Tractor Countries" or "Mormon Outposts." 12 demographics, 12 sets of values, opinions and personalities.
Polling places are quiet today as voters trickle in for Missouri’s non-binding presidential primary. As KBIA’s Jacob Fenston reports, the election will cost taxpayers an estimated 7 million dollars, despite having no direct effect in choosing the Republican nominee.