The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

November 6, 2012

BALLOT: Barton County


— With 9 of 9 precincts reporting, complete but unofficial returns from Tuesday’s balloting are as follows:



PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT

Obama-Biden (D)    1,232

Romney-Ryan (R)    4,416

Johnson-Gray (L)    87

Goode-Clymer (C)    11



U.S. SENATE

Claire McCaskill (D)    1,801

Todd Akin (R)    3,549

Jonathan Dine (L)    345



GOVERNOR

Jay Nixon (D)    1,897

Dave Spence (R)    3,549

Jim Higgins (L)    169



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Susan Montee (D)    1,130

Peter Kinder (R)    4,220

Matthew Copple (L)    161

Cynthia Davis (C)    99



SECRETARY OF STATE

Jason Kander (D)    1,130

Shane Schoeller (R)    3,992

Cisse Spragins, (L)   143

Justin Harter (C)    83



STATE TREASURER

Clint Zweifel (D)    1,235

Cole McNary (R)    3,999

Sean O’Toole (L)   261



ATTORNEY GENERAL

Chris Koster (D)    1,783

Ed Martin (R)    3,588

Dave Browning (L)    216



U.S. HOUSE

4TH District


Teresa Hensley (D)    1,116

Vicky Hartzler (R)    4,206

Thomas Holbrook (L)    156

Greg Cowan (C)    51



STATE SENATE

31st District

Charlie Burton (D)    1,492

Ed Emery (R)    4,142



LAMAR SCHOOL BOND ISSUE

$10 million bond issue and 8.75-cent levy increase.

Yes    1,919

No    1,572



STATE QUESTIONS

Amendment No. 3

Selection of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges.

Yes    1,633

No    3,743



Proposition A

Police force control

Yes    3,525

No    1,731



Proposition B

Tobacco tax hike

Yes    1,697

No    3,894



Proposition E

Prohibition of health insurance exhanges.

Yes    3,744

No    1,618



JUDICIAL RETENTION

State Supreme Court

George W. Draper III

Yes    3,311

No    1,665



State Court of Appeals

Southern District

William Francis

Yes    3,372

No    1,578



Unopposed candidates

The following candidates are unopposed and virtually assured of election.

Republicans

State House, 127th District — Mike Kelly.

Circuit Judge, Circuit 28 — James R. Bickel.

County Commissioner, District 2 — Jeff Tucker.

Assessor — Ivan Frieden.

Collector-Treasurer — Barba Parrish.

Public Administrator — Teresa Moore.

Coroner —  C. Tucker Joustra.