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.