Voting Maps Show Political Divide in Missouri; St. Louis and Kansas City vs. Everyone Else
In the race for U.S. Senate, Democrat Robin Carnahan won only three regions in Missouri: Kansas City, St. Louis and St. Louis County. Her Republican challenger Roy Blunt won the remaining 113 counties with a total of 1,051,495 votes to Carnahan's 785,719 (54 percent to 40 percent).
In Congressional races, three Democrat incumbents managed to hold their seats -- with Russ Carnahan clinging to a narrow victory in the Third District. (Carnahan needed St. Louis City votes to make up for his Tea Party challenger Ed Martin's big wins in rural Jefferson County.)
Of course, it doesn't help that the biggest Democratic areas in Missouri (and generally the poorest) are also the ones with the worst voter turnout. Just 37 percent of registered voters cast a ballot yesterday in St. Louis and Kansas City. Only a few impoverished counties in the bootheel had lower attendance at the polls.