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A record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress, including at least 51 women of color

Cori Bush celebrates her shocking upset over Rep. Lacy Clay in the August 2020 Democratic primary.
By Sharon Austin, University of Florida Professor November 24, 2020

Women will gain at least 14 seats in the 117th Congress, setting a new record for female representation. In 2018, the nation elected 127 women – and 48 women of color – to the House and Senate....

Beck is only Democrat to win a swing-district Senate race as he takes Sifton’s district

From left,1st District senator-elect Doug Beck and his successor to the 92nd District House seat, Michael Burton. Beck and Burton were two of just three Democrats to win their races in South County, joined by Bridget Walsh Moore who took the 93rd District.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 24, 2020

Doug Beck will bring his emphasis on working-class issues and unions to Jefferson City next year to represent South County, but this time he will be in the state Senate instead of the House of Representatives. Beck,...

Sunset Hills police investigate alleged voter intimidation on Election Day

Voters line up to vote at Rogers Elementary in Oakville Tuesday, Nov. 3.
November 5, 2020

The Sunset Hills Police Department investigated an alleged case of voter intimidation on Election Day after a voter waiting to vote reported feeling intimidated by an enthusiastic supporter of President...

Missouri lawmakers return with $1.3 billion COVID package on agenda

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent November 5, 2020

The Missouri General Assembly is being asked to prepare for the possible return of unspent CARES Act funds held by counties and add almost $19 million to money available to prevent homelessness in the...

Voters repeal Clean Missouri redistricting plan they enacted in 2018

Voters repeal Clean Missouri redistricting plan they enacted in 2018
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent November 5, 2020

Missouri voters on Tuesday repealed a constitutional amendment they enacted in 2018 that would have required legislative districts be drawn to ensure partisan fairness. They replaced it with one that...

Mike Parson defeats Nicole Galloway in race for Missouri governor

Gov. Mike Parson speaks during an Oct. 27, 2020, campaign stop in Columbia. (Rudi Keller/Missouri Independent)
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent November 4, 2020

Republican Mike Parson has secured a full four-year term as Missouri’s governor, scoring victory Tuesday night over his Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway. Parson, 65, led Galloway, 38, by more...

Eric Schmitt defeats Rich Finneran in Missouri attorney general race

Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks during an Oct. 27, 2020, campaign stop in Columbia. (Rudi Keller/Missouri Independent)
By Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent November 4, 2020

Attorney General Eric Schmitt secured his position as the state’s top legal officer for four years on Tuesday night, defeating his Democratic challenger Rich Finneran.  With around half of precincts...

The presidential race comes down to millions of uncounted mail ballots in battleground states

Voters line up outside Cliff Cave Library in Oakville Tuesday, Aug. 5, to vote in the primary election.
By Laura Olson, States Newsroom November 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory early Wednesday morning, but the outcome of a razor-thin presidential contest actually depends on key battleground states that are trying...

Missouri voters choose Donald Trump over Joe Biden

President Donald Trump is shown in July 2020 at his first White House coronavirus briefing in months.
By Jason Hancock, Missouri Independent November 4, 2020

President Donald Trump once again easily picked up Missouri’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, cruising to victory over former Vice President Joe Biden in the Show-Me State. Nationally, the race has not...

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