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Big Night For GOP In Missouri, Greene County Amid Record-Breaking Turnout

U.S. Congressman Jason Smith speaks in support of statewide Republicans at the GOP Watch Party in Springfield on Election Night.
Josh Conaway
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KSMU News
U.S. Congressman Jason Smith speaks in support of statewide Republicans at the GOP Watch Party in Springfield on Election Night.
U.S. Congressman Jason Smith speaks in support of statewide Republicans at the GOP Watch Party in Springfield on Election Night.
Credit Josh Conaway / KSMU News
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KSMU News
U.S. Congressman Jason Smith speaks in support of statewide Republicans at the GOP Watch Party in Springfield on Election Night.

The Republican Party won key races in Greene County and Missouri as turnout broke records.

Listen to the audio for this story here.

President Donald Trump carried Missouri and its 10 electoral votes by more than 15 points with 92% of precincts reporting. And Republican governor Mike Parson easily won election to a four-year term as governor, beating his nearest challenger, Nicole Galloway. All Missouri House races within Greene County, except the 132nd and 135th , were won by Republicans by double-digit margins.

At the Greene county GOP Watch Party in Springfield, leaders and voters said they felt high turnout would benefit Republicans in this part of the state. Teddy Fleck is a registered Greene County voter and has been an election judge. He says turnout was larger than anything he’d seen. 

“Everything went smooth. So it was a good day," Fleck said. "Good day at the polls.” 

According to the Greene County Clerk’s office, turnout was around 82% -- a clear record for county history.  

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Josh Conaway is a second year student at Missouri State University studying political science and Spanish. He works as news reporter and announcer for KSMU. His favorite part of working for KSMU is meeting a wide variety of interesting people for stories. He has a passion for history and running.