The latest related to Tuesday’s election with breaking news, quotes, stats, photos and more:

4:39 p.m.Clinton on pace to win popular vote, despite losing election.

4:36 p.m.Marijuana, gun control and minimum wage hikes win at the polls across the nation.

2:50 p.m. – Photos of front pages around the nation following Trump’s victory. 

10:39 a.m. – The Missouri Republican Party is celebrating a #statewidesweep on social media. 

Statewide sweep

The Missouri Republican Party celebrated on social media its Election Day success.

10:16 a.m.Missouri cigarette taxes fail, voters support campaign contribution limits and voter ID requirements

10:15 a.m. – Read the full text of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech.

9:37 a.m. – St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Greitens likely to make Missouri a right-to-work state.

9:34 a.m. – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt released the following statement congratulating President-elect Donald Trump: “Today, millions of Americans went to the polls to cast their vote for smaller government and stronger economic growth. Missouri families have struggled under the Obama administration’s misguided policies, and today’s election presents a pivotal opportunity to turn the page. I congratulate Mr. Trump on his victory, and look forward to working with him to repeal Obamacare, rein in excessive regulations, unlock more American energy, and strengthen our position at home and abroad.”

9:32 a.m. – VIDEO: Donald Trump promises unity in first speech as president elect.

9:27 a.m. – James Sigman, who ran unopposed as Texas County Sheriff, thanked his supports on Facebook last night. “I would like to thank everyone who voted for me as your Sheriff. The past 4 years has been full of many challenges for my deputies and I. Without there dedication and the dedication of the rest of my staff, my job would be much more difficult. I look forward to these next 4 years serving as your Sheriff. Thank you to all of those in my office for your hard work and sacrifices and thank you Texas County for your support and trust in me. Most of all a big thank you to my wife and children who have always sacrificed the most for my career. “

9:25 a.m. – In case you missed it, here are the final voting tallies in Texas County.

9:24 a.m. – Rep. Robert Ross R-Yukon, easily won re-election with just over 81 percent of the vote.

9:24 a.m. – U.S. Rep. Jason Smith wins re-election.

TUESDAY

11:21 p.m. – Jason Smith, “When Donald Trump asked me to chair his campaign in our state, I promised him that Missouri would be Trump country on election night. Thanks to the hard work of our state’s grassroots activists and volunteers, we have kept that promise. Missouri is on record supporting Mr. Trump and our quest to make America Great Again!”

11:07 p.m. – AP projects Jay Ashcroft to win Missouri Secretary of State race.

10:53 p.m. – Hawley defeats Hensley for Missouri Attorney General spot.

10:51 p.m. – With more than 60 percent of precincts reporting, Blunt is up 55 percent to 40 percent over Kander.

10:49 p.m. – Laura Crowley thanks those who elected her as county clerk with Facebook post: “Thank you, Texas County!!! I promise to work hard for you!!”

10:48 p.m. – Marie Lasater, elected Texas County’s new coroner, thanks supporters with Facebook message: “I want to thank everyone who came out and supported me in my campaign. I am looking forward to serving all the citizens of Texas County in my new role as Coroner effective January 1st. May God Bless our County and our Nation!”

10:39 p.m. – It appears Missouri will be a red state with all Republican statewide candidates winning.

10:37 p.m. – From Eric Greiten’s campaign manager: Koster concedes. 

Koster concedes

Austin Chambers tweet: Chris Koster concedes to @EricGreitens in #mogov race

10:33 p.m. – At the Koster watch party, it is announced that he has “resigned” and that Greitens will be next governor.

10:32 p.m. – Mike Parson Elected as Missouri Lt. Governor.

10:06 p.m. – Incumbents Robert Ross and Jason Smith, both Republicans, were landslide winners in the county. Ross, the 142nd District Representative, beat Bobby Johnston Jr. 8,786-1,894 and Smith downed Dave Cowell 8,826-1,696. 

9:54 p.m. – With 1,215 of 3,236 precincts reporting (37.5 percent), Greitens leads Koster 610,867-409,107 in Missouri governor race.

9:45 p.m. –  Seven Texas County officeholders – all incumbents – ran unopposed in Texas County: Lindsay Koch, recorder of deeds; James Sigman, sheriff; Debbie James, assessor; Tammy Cantrell, collector-treasurer; Connie Thompson, public administrator; Doyle Heiney, commissioner district 2; and Charles Manier, surveyor. Cantrell is the lone Democrat. 

9:45 p.m. – Casey held off challenger Scott McKinney 3,743-2,194 to retain his position as commissioner in District 1. He won every precinct except Houston, where McKinney won by 45 votes. 

9:43 p.m. – Lasater beat Tom Whittaker 5,778-4,874 to win the coroner race. Whittaker received more votes in his hometown of Cabool and Houston. But Lasater won the other precincts, highlighted by a 1,246-686 edge in her hometown of Licking.

9:39 p.m. – Crowley defeated Kris Neal 7,160-3,545 to become the new county clerk. She won in every precinct.

8:58 p.m. – It’s a Republican sweep in Texas County as incumbent John Casey as well as newcomers Laura Crowley and Marie Lasater win the three contested races.

Texas County winners

Incumbent John Casey and newcomers Laura Crowley (middle) and Marie Lasater were winners in Texas County.

8:40 p.m. – Nearly 58 percent of Houston’s registered voters cast ballots today. That’s 2,212 of the 3,833. Cabool was just above 60 percent while Licking was over 61 percent.

8:38 p.m. – In Houston, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton 1,720-366 and Eric Greitens defeated Chris Koster 1,488-630. 

8:32 p.m. – Incumbent John Casey, a Republican, leads challenger Scott McKinney 2,678-1,877 for Texas County Commissioner – District 1. Real-time results: https://goo.gl/cKNwqf

8:29 p.m. – Two newcomers making runs for county positions. Laura Crowley leads Kris Neal 4,675-2,627 in the county clerk race and Marie Lasater is ahead of Thomas Whittaker 3,707-3,578 for county coroner. 

8:07 p.m. – Early Missouri tally from News-Leader: With 0.8% of precincts reporting, Roy Blunt leads Jason Kander in the Senate race, 50% to 44%.

7:56 p.m. – New York Times predicting it will be “a late night.” Clinton doing better in metropolitan areas than Obama had done, but not vastly better. Trump, on the other hand, is making very big gains in rural America.

7:47 p.m. – Multiple news agencies have projected Trump as the winner for Missouri’s electoral votes.

7:39 p.m. – Republicans maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

7:36 p.m. – The Internet is exploding over the Trump cake seen being rolled into Trump Tower.

Trump cake

The Donald Trump cake.

7:34 p.m. – NBC News projects Trump as winner in Arkansas.

7:33 p.m.Absentee ballot results arrive in Texas County.

7:31 p.m.Exit polls in Missouri Senate race between Kander and Blunt.

7:27 p.m. – CBS News reports Trump has a 56% to 38% edge over Clinton thus far in Missouri.

7:19 p.m. – 1,136 absentee votes cast in Texas County.

5:19 p.m. – Statewide election results can be found here when polls close at 7 p.m.

4:58 p.m. – In this era of social media, Twitter is a battleground. See how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tweeted in very different ways.

4:17 p.m. – A look at balloting across the U.S. 

4:08 p.m. – Don’t take a “ballot selfie” today. It’s illegal in Missouri and in New York, where Eric Trump might be in trouble for the photo he tweeted of his ballot.

4:02 p.m. – Summersville reports 531 votes have been cast there.

3:54 p.m. – The Phoenix Theater is offering an Election Day special. Wear your “I voted” sticker tonight and receive $1 off your admission price.

3:44 p.m. – A look at Democratic candidate for Missouri governor Chris Koster’s election party:

Koster party

Tweet from Jason Hancock ‏(@J_Hancock)

3:38 p.m. – From Poynter, here are five things you need to know about the Electoral College:

1. Each state has an allotted number of electors. The more populous states have more electors.

2. A presidential candidate needs a majority of those electoral votes to be elected. The candidates have to put together a coalition from several states to secure a majority of votes.

3. 48 states are winner-take-all. No matter how large or small the margin of victory in those states, all the electoral votes go to the winner.

4. Electors are chosen by the political party in the state. They usually are loyal party members. By law, they cannot be federal employees or federal elected officials (such as U.S. senators or members of Congress).

5. The electors in each state are scheduled to meet on Dec. 19 to vote for president and vice president. They will send their vote to the U.S. Senate on Jan. 6, 2017. The candidate with the most votes officially is the next president.

3:35 p.m. @JasonKander tweet: Look who we ran into at Booches in Columbia: the next governor of Missouri! I guess @Koster4Missouri and I both know good burgers! #mosen

Koster and Kander

Tweet from Jason Kander (@JasonKander)

3:19 p.m. – AP PHOTOS: Americans across the country head to the polls to elect the 45th president.

3:07 p.m. – The Texas County Republicans are hosting a watch party at 6 p.m. today at the Houston Senior Center. Those attending are asked to bring a finger food.

2:30 p.m. – Learn more about the two men running for Texas County Commissioner – District 1: incumbent John Casey (R) and challenger Scott McKinney (D)

2:18 p.m. – Polls close at 7 p.m. today. If you are in line, you may vote.

2:14 p.m. –  staff prepping for Election Night party in Chesterfield.

Greitens

Tweet from Jason Hancock (‏@J_Hancock)

2:11 p.m. – What to watch for: Virginia could be a harbinger for the night in the presidential race. An early win for Hillary Clinton in that state bodes well for her; a contest that drags on until 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. could mean a good night for Donald Trump. Results begin to come out when polls close at 7 p.m. in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia. More waves come just after 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., when polls will have closed in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

1:30 p.m. – The Associated Press reports, “with most important battleground states in the East, it could be an early election night.

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