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Candidates Make Final Push Day Before Election

Nov 7, 2016


  Candidates for statewide office in Missouri are crisscrossing the state, taking nothing for granted in what is shaping up to be a nail-biter in the races for governor and U.S. Senate.

Polls show that heading into the election on Tuesday, Democrat Chris Koster and Republican Eric Greitens are in a virtual tie in their bid for governor. The same is true in the Senate race, where incumbent Republican Roy Blunt is trying to hold off a spirited challenge from Democrat Jason Kander.

In Springfield, civil rights groups are asking Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller to rescind a directive placing police inside polling places, citing concerns about voter intimidation. Schoeller says the police presence is necessary due to an expectation of high turnout in a tense political climate.