Elex night: Polls close in Mo.; In Mich., Michael Moore zinged; Updated

Missouri voters made their way to the ballot box today, to vote in several primary races, including the GOP Senate primary. This is an important race; who will go up against the bravely running away Claire McCaskill? They are also voting on a few ballot measures. Polls are now closed.

Missouri’s own Dana Loesch, of Breitbart.com,  is on the scene.

Just voted. #MO http://t.co/R4NbZR1c

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 7, 2012

Polls closed, will be watching results for #MO primary including LtGov, #MO1, #MO2, #MOsen.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 8, 2012

More citizens report and weigh in.

RT @samadamstpp: If you live in #MO make sure to vote for @sarah_steelman today. The best chance to turn Mizzou red! #MOSen

— Tea Party Express (@TeaPartyExpress) August 7, 2012

Before the #MO SOS's site crashed, I saw Clay Thunderhawk had 10 votes to Gov. Nixon's 72. Poor guy's probably really pumped. #midmovotes

— Ryan Famuliner (@RyanFamuliner) August 8, 2012

Heh. But not looking good for Democrat Carnahan?

S-:L-O-W RT @jrosenbaum: Anyone else having troubling accesing @robincarnahan's site? #MO #BeyondNov

— Renee Hulshof (@reneehulshof) August 8, 2012

Clearly @RobinCarnahan has one foot out the door in #MO. Election returns not loading on the SoS website!

— Randall Gutermuth (@RandyGOP) August 8, 2012

Reportedly, turn-out is quite low.

?? Wow. RT @DLoesch I'm really disappointed to hear that the projected turnout tonight in #MO is 26%. That's unacceptable.

— Craig Christiansen (@CraigDChris) August 8, 2012

Polls are also closed in Michigan. Michael Moore weighs in and, of course, pulls the “ZOMG, voter ID laws” card. However, someone at the polls apparently has a snarky sense of humor.

Just voted in MI primary. Clerk asked 4 my IDcard. I told her I don't like this law. She snapped"What DO u like, Michael?" "Kittens" I said.

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 8, 2012

Oh, snap, Michael. She has your number. You and your incessant whining and falsity-filled moaning.

Twitchy will monitor the elections and update as results roll in.


Less than 600 votes separate all three candidates in the #MOSen race with 2.0% of Precincts reporting. #MO #Missouri #tcot #ocra #GOP

— Christian N. (@CRENpolitics) August 8, 2012

The Missouri senate primary returns speed reminds me of he debacle that was the Iowa caucus. #weird #MO

— Blass Hollingsworth (@darinblass) August 8, 2012

Margarita Montee leading Dem LtGov #MO primary. http://t.co/DpuXh7Hj

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 8, 2012

It also appears Susan Montee is running away with the Dem Lt. Gov race. #MO

— Jordan Shapiro (@jordanshapiro13) August 8, 2012

22% reporting, and Lager and Kinder both have more votes for Lt Gov than entire DEM #MO field. Can't see what counties are reporting, tho.

— Fred M (@fredontwittur) August 8, 2012

Update: Akin wins Missouri GOP Senate primary! Next up, he will face Sen. Claire McCaskill!

BREAKING: @AP calls #MO Rep Todd Akin winner in #MOSEN #GOP Primary 36.5%, Brunner 29.7%, Steelman 29.1% w/82.7% rpt

— Taniel Shant (@Taniel_Shant) August 8, 2012

OK, #tcot – Claire McCaskill is the most vulnerable Dem in the Senate. Give my man @RepToddAkin a follow & help him out. #teaparty #MO

— Brent Teichman (@BrentTeichman) August 8, 2012

Update: Former Michigan GOP Rep. Pete Hoekstra hung on and survived a Tea Party challenge from businessman Clark Durant for the Senate GOP nomination. He takes on entrenched Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow:

Hoekstra wins Michigan GOP primary for US Senate – Time to Pull Together to DEFEAT Debbie Stabenow! http://t.co/XCBfPJmL

— Saul Anuzis (@sanuzis) August 8, 2012

Congrats to @PeteHoekstra on winning GOP Senate nomination in Michigan. http://t.co/oWjxHicV #MISEN

— NRSC (@NRSC) August 8, 2012

While GOP officials rally behind Hoekstra, many grass-roots conservatives see missed opportunity:

Hoekstra nomination in Michigan is missed opportunity to field stronger candidate against weakened Stabenow.

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 8, 2012

Election results are in, Durant: "I will continue to be a 'Rebel with a Cause'" http://t.co/nHqH7gKY

— Clark Durant (@Clark_Durant) August 8, 2012


In the 6th Congressional District of Michigan, GOP Rep. Fred Upton won decisively over another Tea Party challenger:

BREAKING: w/60.2% rpt, @AP calls #MI06 for inc. Rep Fred Upton who faced #teaparty challenger Jack Hoogendyk #GOP #mi #migop #mipol

— Taniel Shant (@Taniel_Shant) August 8, 2012

if Dick Lugar had run his primary race like Fred Upton, he'd still be a senator.

— andysere (@andysere) August 8, 2012

@andysere I'm glad he didn't. Dick Lugar outlived his usefulness. We need new GOP senators who are going up there for blood.

— Miles Lee Elder (@mlelder) August 8, 2012

Sage advice for all Tea Party newcomers and future candidates:

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”- Margaret Thatcher

— Whitney Pitcher (@whitneypitcher) August 8, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/07/election-night-open-thread-polls-closed-in-mo-in-mich-michael-moore-whines-and-gets-zinged/