Heartland Votes

  Money to support Trump court fight could flow to president

  Mo. lawmakers meet to discuss how to spend CARES Act money

Heartland counties still counting some ballots, finalizing the election

  Newly elected Southern Illinois Senator responds to Governor Pritzker remarks on budget cuts

  Romney: Trump’s election fraud claim wrong, ‘reckless’

Sen. McConnell discusses GOP wins in Ky., 2nd stimulus package; no comments on presidential election

Continued Coverage

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump fabricates election corruption

Claim that Sharpie pens ruin Arizona ballots misses the mark

AP: Trump campaign files lawsuit in Georgia

  State legislator reacts to Ill. Fair Tax Amendment failing to pass

  Southeast Mo. counties reporting record voter turnout

Sen. McConnell discussed 2020 General Election results

ELECTION RESULTS: Nov. 3, 2020

The general election is Tuesday, November 3.

  Ill. voters oppose graduated income tax amendment

Voters shot down the proposal to switch from a flat tax to a graduated income tax that takes a larger percentage from wealthy residents.

  Mo. voters approve Amendment 3

Amendment 3 would amend Article III of the Missouri Constitution to change some things from Amendment 1 that was passed in 2018.

  Mo. voters oppose Amendment 1 on term limits

Missouri Amendment 1 addressed term limits for the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor and attorney general.

  Bost re-elected to U.S. House of Representative Dist. 12 in Ill.

  Parson wins election for Mo. governor

Rehder wins Mo. House Dist. 27 race

  Smith wins re-election for Mo. 8th Congressional Dist.

  Wallingford wins Mo. House Dist. 147 race

  GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell wins 7th term in Kentucky

  AP: Durbin wins re-election to U.S. Senate representing Ill.

Dick Durbin was declared the winner in the U.S. Senate race representing Illinois.

New law requires small airports to have lactation rooms

Friendly Airports For Mothers (FAM) Improvement Act was signed into law by President Trump on Oct. 30.

  Cape Girardeau groups give free rides to voters

Those who don’t have a form of transportation can still go cast their vote on election day thanks to St. James AME Church and the student group, SEMO Votes.

  Cape Girardeau Co. polling locations taking COVID-19 precautions

If you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19, you can call the clerk’s office and they can offer you voting alternatives.

  Gov. Parson stops in Cape Girardeau for ‘Get Out the Vote’ statewide tour

Gov. Parson made a final campaign stop in Cape Girardeau on Monday.

  Ellis, Smith running for Missouri’s Dist. 8 House seat

The race for Missouri’s District 8 House seat covers 30 counties.

2 southern Ill. counties move polling locations due to COVID-19

Perry County and Jackson County both had to move one of their polling places due to COVID-19.

Mo. secretary of state reminds voters of polling place rules

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft reminded voters of polling place rules and outlined the Election Night reporting process.

  Jackson Co., Ill. courthouse to close to public at 7pm on Election Day due to COVID-19 mitigations

The courthouse will be closed to the public starting at 7 p.m. on Election Day, when the polls close. All voters in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast their ballot.

Graves Co. Health Dept. reports 38 new cases of COVID-19

The Graves County Health Department reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, November 2.

Heartland sample ballots

Click here to look at some sample ballots for the November 3 general election.

  Free rides to the polls offered in Cape Girardeau Co.

The free service is being offered for Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, Nov. 3.

  Pemiscot Co., Mo. clerk helps voters in quarantine

There’s a new option for voting in Pemiscot County for those in quarantine who don’t want to drive.

Ky. Senate candidate Amy McGrath makes campaign stop in Paducah

Amy McGrath visited with voters at Bob Noble Park Amphitheater at 12:30 p.m.

Senator McConnell stops in Owensboro to campaign

Senator Mitch McConnell will be stopping in Daviess County Friday morning to campaign for the upcoming election.

Ill. ballot issue: Graduated income tax amendment

The graduated income tax amendment is on the Illinois ballot for November 3.

Mo. ballot issue: Amendment 3

Amendment 3 would amend Article III of the Missouri Constitution to change some things from Amendment 1 that was passed in 2018.

  Curbside, absentee voting in Cape Girardeau County

Voters can cast their curbside, absentee ballots on October 30 from 8 am till 4:30 pm.

Mo. ballot issue: Amendment 1

A ballot issue in Missouri is Amendment 1, which addresses state executive term limits.

McConnell discusses re-election bid and bruising on his hands

This year, Sen. Mitch McConnell admits he’s uncertain if he’ll remain the majority leader.

  Wallingford, Leighton running for Mo. House of Representatives Dist. 147

Wayne Wallingford and Andy Leighton are running for Mo. House of Representatives Dist. 147.

  Gov. Parson campaigning in southeast Mo.

He started the day with a couple of stops in Cape Girardeau. He then went to Dexter.

  Mo. governor candidate Galloway stops in Cape Girardeau

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nicole Galloway will stop in the Heartland.

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

The number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election now surpasses those who voted early during all of 2016.

Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

The delays are a worrisome sign for voters who still have not returned their absentee ballots.

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Act signed into law

The Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act was recently signed into law.

  Shawnee Mass Transit offering free rides to polling locations

Shawnee Mass Transit will be providing free rides to the polls in their service areas on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

  SIU Paul Simon Institute director discusses Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

John Shaw, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, said there’s a strong likelihood Coney Barrett will be nominated next week, but Shaw said President Trump’s nomination of her is controversial.

Increase in requests for absentee and mail-in ballots in Cape Girardeau County

Missouri mail-in and absentee mail-in ballots must arrive at a local election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Data shows more than 1 million Tennessee voters have cast ballots during early voting period

Within the first six days of early voting, more than one million Tennessee voters cast their ballots.

Trump pressures Barr to investigate Bidens as election nears

President Donald Trump is calling on Attorney General William Barr to launch an investigation of Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

  Experts warn of election year scams

Both the FBI and the Better Business Bureau warn a simple click on a political advertisement through email or text could lead to you being scammed.

Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

Wisconsin last week set new daily records for positive coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

  Cape Girardeau Co. Elections plan curbside voting event for limited or physically disabled residents

To help handle the increase, Cape Girardeau County Elections is holding a week long curbside voting event.

  Mo. State Auditor Galloway, Governor candidate to stop in Sikeston on statewide tour

Galloway will be taking a tour of the Southeast Missouri Food Bank in Sikeston on Friday, October 16.

More than 100 absentee ballots bound for Jeffersontown found thrown out

A person found a pile of discarded USPS mail, including 112 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, on Thursday.

  Sen. McConnell stops in western Ky.

Sen. McConnel visited healthcare workers at Crittenden Community Hospital in Marion and Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton.

Sen. McConnell votes early in 2020 Election

Sen. McConnell cast his ballot at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville on Thursday.

Hospital to pay employees to work at polls on Election Day

Baptist Health announced they will pay their employees to work at voting precincts in Kentucky and Indiana on Election Day.

  Early voting begins in Kentucky

Early voting in Kentucky for the 2020 General Election begins on Tuesday, October 13 and ends on Monday, November 2.

Voters to decide on two Ky. constitutional amendments

Amendment 1 would provide greater constitutional rights for crime victims in the state, while Amendment 2 deals with term limits for Commonwealth’s attorneys and district court judges.

  McConnell-McGrath debate in Lexington, Ky.

The stage was set for a debate between Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath.

  Rep. Bost gives update after COVID-19 diagnosis

U.S. Representative Mike Bost gave an update on his condition on Monday, October 12.

Mo. gubernatorial debate held in Columbia, Mo.

An open candidate forum for the Missouri governor’s race was rescheduled for Friday, October 9 at the Missouri Theatre.

  Rep. Bost tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Bost said he received test results confirming he had contracted the coronavirus on Thursday evening, October 8.

Fly on Pence’s head generates buzz in VP debate

A fly was all the buzz online when it landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair during the debate.

‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

He became an overnight sensation following his question during the second presidential debate of 2016 as an undecided voter, but Ken Bone is now sharing his thoughts on the 2020 race.

Senate candidate Amy McGrath meets with the public in Mayfield

Senate candidate Amy McGrath met with the public on Wednesday, October 7.

  County clerk discusses early voting turnout in Jackson County, Ill.

Early voting began on September 24 in Illinois. Voting turnout in Jackson County has been high, according to County Clerk Frank Byrd.

Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

The Democratic presidential nominee made his second trip to Florida in a little over two weeks on Monday.

  GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

Positive tests among lawmakers have raised fears of virus outbreak.

  Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive, “are both well at this time” and plan to remain at the White House while recovering and being closely monitored, according to a statement from his physician, Dr. Sean Conley.

  Election poll workers needed in Cape Girardeau County

The Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office is looking to hire about 300 poll workers for the November 3 election according to Seabaugh.

  Freedom Ride for 45 held in Cape Girardeau Co., Mo.

Dozens of motorcycles, Jeeps and other vehicles participated in a rolling event in Cape Girardeau County on Sunday

How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate

For some, the debates represent the most important moments in the 2020 campaign’s closing days, a rare opportunity for millions of voters to compare the candidates' policies and personalities side-by-side on prime-time television.

  Secretary of State explains voting options for Missourians

Election day is less than six weeks away, and Missouri’s Secretary of State wants to make sure people know how to cast their vote.

  Gov. Pritzker stops in Carbondale, Marion to discuss 2020 Census

Overall, the self-response rate for the state of Illinois is at 70.7 percent.

  Jackson County, Ill. unveils ballot retrieval box

Jackson County, Ill. put up a ballot retrieval box on the west side of the courthouse.