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Tue November 6, 2012
Live Election Coverage From KCUR
KCUR has live election coverage starting at 7 p.m. tonight. Tune in to 89.3 FM or follow along online.
Update 1 a.m.: Voters in Missouri have rejected the tobacco tax, aka Proposition B, and passed Proposition E.
Update 10:41 p.m. The AP projects that Democratic incumbent Jay Nixon will win re-election over Dave Spence in the Missouri gubernatorial race.
Update 10:35 p.m. NPR, Fox, NBC and CNN project Obama to win re-election. People outside the White House are going crazy, climbing trees, chanting "USA!" according to NBC.
Update 10:09 p.m. Missouri's 10 Electoral College votes go to Republican Mitt Romney, NPR projects.
Update 10:05 p.m. Emanuel Cleaver II has been declared the clear winner against challenger Jacob Turk for the race for District 5 U.S. Representative in Missouri.
KCUR will air McCaskill's acceptance speech at 10:19 p.m.
Update 9:45 p.m. Akin campaign is reportedly conceding to McCaskill, who will keep her Mo. Senate seat, NPR projects.
Update 9:30 p.m. ABC and Fox News have also called the race in favor of McCaskill. Akin campaign contends they are not yet conceding. Kansas City and St. Louis precincts have not yet reported.
NBC has additionally projected a win in favor of Democratic incumbent Jay Nixon in the Missouri gubernatorial race.
Update 9:25 p.m. NBC, CNN and CBS are projecting that McCaskill defeats Akin for U.S. Senate. NPR and AP haven't called it yet.
Update on Missouri Props B & E 8:15 p.m. Proposition B, the cigarette tax proposition, has 61.9 percent voting against and 8955 voting in favor, with 39 of 3378 precincts reporting. Proposition E has 64.3 percent in favor.
Update 8:05 p.m. NPR projects that Romney will take the win in Kansas. Meanwhile, in Missouri, with 30 out of 3394 precincts reporting in the Presidential election, Romney/Ryan has 58.1 percent to Obama/Biden's 40 percent.
McCaskill is ahead of Akin with 51.6 percent to his 41.7. This is with 30 out of 3387 precincts reporting. Our Frank Morris has been reporting live with the Akin campaign in Chesterfield, Mo. Steve Kraske is in St. Louis, and he reported on-air that he doesn't expect anything definitive in this race until 10 or 10:30 p.m.
Democratic incumbent Jay Nixon leads the Mo. gubernatorial race with 51.7 percent. Republican opponent Dave Spence is just behind with 45.3 percent. Fifty-eight precincts are reporting at the time we write this.
Update on Missouri voting 7:36 p.m. KCUR's Steve Kraske just tweeted from the field:
McCaskill aides saying huge lines in St. Louis and KC means people will voting till at least 8, an hour after the polls officially close.
— Steve Kraske (@stevekraske) November 7, 2012
Missouri results are slowly trickling in so far, with 5 out of 3394 precincts reporting so far. You can keep track here.
We'll hear from our reporters in the field and broadcast live updates from our in-studio team, as well as national coverage from NPR. Here at kcur.org we'll feature live local updates along with an NPR live blog, live stream and a Battleground blog with updates from swing states across the country.
KCUR reporters are covering local and statewide elections, and we’ll have updates from our public media partners in St. Louis, Columbia and Lawrence, Kan.
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NPR is reporting from 19 locations around the country, including the Obama and Romney headquarters, and pivotal swing states like Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. Check out this map that shows where NPR reporters will be reporting from tonight.