Tuesday, April 7

April Election Night Live Blog

6:55 p.m.: I just came back in from voting and am getting prepared to watch the election night results... also American Idol. Oh the horror of having to choose!

7:26 p.m.: No results yet, and that is really no surprise. If you are wanting a really fascinating perspective from one Springfield City Council candidate as results are being announced, check out Life of Jason's blog.

7:42 p.m.: With a few initial results coming in and the race for Springfield mayor have Jim O'Neal with a 500 vote lead Christopher Donegan (with 13% of the results in).

7:52 p.m.: Absentee ballots are all in from the Neosho District and the R-5 bond issue has 63 votes for it and 61 votes against it. Wow... very close. Also, unless there is a major swell, with 46% of the vote in Jim O'Neal has a little more than a 1,000 vote lead on Donegan.

7:59 p.m.: While it is not looking good for the Neosho Bond Issue (now losing by almost 200 votes), KOAM has a good report on what the bond issue would (maybe would have) do/done.

8:07 p.m.: According to the Neosho Daily News, Richard Davidson and Heather Bowers have been elected to the Neosho City Council.

8:26 p.m.: Paul Ferguson has been elected the mayor of Granby. Plus, with 97% of the votes in inside Springfield voter turnout is only 8.7%.

8:35 p.m.: A few more election results from across the Ozarks:
Buffalo Mayor - Jerry Hardesty
Weaubleau Mayor - Richard Thompson

8:51 p.m.: I will be back in a few minutes with more details. The news is breaking on The Turner Report that MSSU has cut its tennis team. I am following up with some of my contacts.

9:17 p.m.: More updates for you:
Camdenton Mayor - Dennis North
Lake of the Ozarks Lodging Tax - FAILED
Ava Mayor - Leon Harris
Pierce City School Bond - FAILED
Monett School Board - Jerry Roberts and Mark Coatney

9:34 p.m.: The Briarbrook Issue from Carl Junction has FAILED.

9:41 p.m.: If you are disappointed in the low voter turnout, you are not alone. The Springfield News-Leader has a story about how few people participated in the election process today.

9:45 p.m.: It is time for me to wind up my live blog. If you need a link to a very comprehensive look at election results in the Ozarks, please check out the KSPR list. It is by far the easiest on the eyes.

1 comment:

The lake of the Ozarks said...

Do you have pictures of lake of the ozarks..? I would like to see it co'z I have a plan to visit it..Looking forward on it..:-)