Missouri voters chose Democrat Scott Eckersley and Republican Billy Long on Aug. 3 in their party's primary races for the 7th District Congressional seat.
Eckersley received 62.7 percent of the Democratic votes, equating to 9,199 votes, and Long received 36.5 percent, or 38,126 votes, of the Republican tallies, edging out his closest competitor Jack Goodman, who received 29.1 percent, or 30,335 votes, according to election results found on the Secretary of State's Web site
Libertarian Kevin Craig, who ran unopposed and received 353 votes, will also move on to the next round to be held on Nov. 2. Total votes for U.S. Representative District 7 were 119,348.
Proposition C, the Missouri Healthcare Freedom Amendment meant to block federal health care measures, was passed through by voters. Missouri is the first state to challenge President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in referendum, according to the Associated Press.
Of the 938,782 votes tallied, 71.1 percent voted yes and 28.9 percent voted no, according to the reported results.
For U.S. senator, Democrat Robin Carnahan won her party's nomination with 264,742, or 83.8 percent, of the votes, and Roy Blunt won the Republican nomination with 409,806, or 70.9 percent, of the votes, according to election results.
Libertarian Jonathan Dine and Jerry Beck of the Missouri Constitution Party also will move on.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan reported today in a news release that 22.9 percent of Missouri's registered voters turned up to the poll's yesterday. On July 27, she predicted that 24 percent of voters would turn up to the polls. There are 4.1 million registered voters in Missouri.
According to the Secretary of State's Web site, 21.93 percent of registered voters in Greene County went to the polls, and the highest voting percentage was Dade County with 45.20 percent of voters.Related Links:The Search for Seat 7 Part IThe Search for Seat 7 Part IIThe Search for Seat 7 Part IIISecretary of State Voter Turnout Prediction