Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In Missouri Senate Race, McCaskill Projected To Beat Akin

Democratic Party To Take Missouri's Senate Seat For 2012

by Sarah Hayes of the Forum

With a quarter of the ballots counted, CNN has called the Missouri race for the Senate for Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. She has beaten out challenger Todd Akin, Republican candidate, with 52% of the votes that have been collected so far.

In terms of demographics, McCaskill won overwhelmingly with women voters, possible due to Akin's recent comments on "legitimate rape". She also won the majority of the younger vote - voters aged 18 to 29 years old.

A complete breakdown of the vote can be found on CNN's website.

9:44 PM: Todd Akin has formally conceded the race to Claire McCaskill.

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