Election 2012

KBIA's coverage of all the elections going on in mid-Missouri and the nation for 2012.

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This week on the show, you’ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board here in Columbia. In Tuesday’s election, voters will pick two of the four candidates, who will each serve three year terms.

Meet the candidates for Columbia's Second Ward City Council seat

Mar 30, 2012
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This is KBIA’s special coverage of the race for Columbia’s second ward city council seat, which is up for grabs in the election on April 3rd. KBIA reporters caught up with all three of the candidates, and here are their stories:

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As of now, Missouri voters will not be voting this November on a measure that would require photo identification at the polls. That’s following a court ruling issued earlier this week.

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KBIA has interviewed the candidates for Columbia school board in its studio. Here are the full-length interviews. You can hear excerpts of these interviews on the air on KBIA's "Exam."

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Birth records for presidential and vice presidential candidates would need to be publicly available for those appearing on Missouri ballots.

Exam: Talking with Columbia's school board candidates

Mar 26, 2012

This week on the show, you’ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board in Columbia.

 A lawsuit seeking to block a proposed constitutional amendment regarding voter identification in Missouri was heard today in Jefferson City.

PM Newscast for March 15, 2012

Mar 15, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • New rules proposed for entry into Hall of Famous Missourians.
  • City council discusses ramifications for blight decree proposal.
  • Ron Paul speaks on MU campus.
  • Missouri Child Identification Program to offer services in Osage Beach on Saturday.

Gallery: Ron Paul comes to MU

Mar 15, 2012
Danny Matteson

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke at the University of Missouri today, two days before the state’s caucus. The visit comes as Paul trails the other Republican candidates by a significant margin in the delegate count.   

Updated at 5:04 p.m. with additional information from the event.

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallied for support at a park in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood Tuesday.

Republican caucuses are underway in Missouri, as the process to select a presidential nominee continues, but  the party's front-runner ignored his Republican rivals. Instead, he attacked President Barak Obama, blaming him for a high gasoline prices.

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With a victory in Kansas under his belt, Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is looking to the next round of primary states. As Isabel Hohl reports from Cape Girardeau, that includes the battleground state of Missouri, where Santorum toured over the weekend.

Residents of Columbia will be voting on ballot measures that will fund future projects for Columbia Public Schools. The measures would help fund projects that will begin in 2014, and some residents feel that it’s the right time to look towards the future of Columbia Public Schools. 

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul told a Kansas City audience ( of some 1500 ) the nation is sliding into what he called a “fascist system.”

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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.

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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.

Although Tuesday’s presidential primary amounts to only a public opinion poll, it was not front runner Mitt Romney who took the Missouri, but Rick Santorum.

Former St. Charles County executive Joe Ortwerth heads the Missouri branch of Focus on the Family, a conservative activist group.

He says Missouri is known as a state that likes to send strong messages.

“And today, the Show-Me State declared that the Midwest and the people of the Midwest, are looking for a candidate with genuine conservative credentials, and Rick Santorum is that man,” Ortwerth said.         

'Obamacare' opposition helps Santorum in primary

Feb 8, 2012
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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 primary gives Santorum a boost

Feb 7, 2012
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Missouri voters gave Rick Santorum a symbolic victory tonight. The former senator handily beat Mitt Romney, winning in every county, with 52 percent of the total vote, compared to Romney's 25 percent.

Not just a red state

Feb 7, 2012
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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.  

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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.

Missouri lawmakers are trying again to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

House members Tuesday gave first-round approval to the photo-ID requirement by a 104-54 vote. The measure needs another vote before moving to the Senate.

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Missouri’s presidential primary is today, but one of the leading GOP candidates is not on the ballot.

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Only a few more days until the Missouri presidential primary, but this year many voters will likely stay home. 

Newscast for February 2, 2012

Feb 2, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • Democratic filibuster of workplace discrimination reform bill comes to an end
  • UM Curators meet in Kansas City to discuss possible tuition increases.
  • About a fourth of Missouri voters are expected to turn out for Missouri presidential primary next week

St. Louis attorney Ed Martin is dropping his congressional campaign to instead seek the Republican nomination for attorney general.

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Boone County is collaborating with MU and the Secretary of State to develop new voting system technologies for military and overseas voters.

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