Trump projected to win Missouri


Phil Scherer | Reporter
Nov. 8, 2016; 10 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is projected to win the state of Missouri, according to NBC, CNN and Fox.

Trump collected 63 percent of the vote in the state, and 64 percent of the vote in St. Charles County. According to St. Charles County Election official, voter turnout in the county was estimated to be more 84 percent, which marks a 12 percent increase over the previous general election.

Photo by Kelby Lorenz Voters wait in line at St. John Church of Christ in St. Charles.
Voters wait in line at St. John Church of Christ in St. Charles.
Photo by Kelby Lorenz

Among the most surprising outcomes in the state are Trump victories in the traditionally Democratic counties of Jackson and Cole, which house major metropolitan cities Kansas City and Jefferson City, respectively.

Overall, this was an expected victory for Trump, as nearly all polls leading up to the election had Trump ahead of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Recently, Missouri has voted Republican in presidential elections, as the state voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, and John McCain in 2008. The last time the state voted for a Democratic candidate was Bill Clinton in 1996.