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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Sen. Dan Brown: Your Vote Did Count

  • The primary election was held on Aug. 5. Some measures relied on relatively few votes to tip the scales. Here is a rundown of the results:
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  • The primary election was held on Aug. 5. Some measures relied on relatively few votes to tip the scales. Here is a rundown of the results:
    Constitutional Amendment 1 was the measure pertaining to agriculture and farming.
    YES votes: 498,751
    NO votes: 496,223
    This amendment passed by a very close margin. A difference of a little more than 2,500 votes decided this measure. Some counties reported a majority of “no” votes, while most favored the “yes” side by a slight degree.
    Constitutional Amendment 5 pertained to guns and ammunition.
    YES votes: 602,076
    NO votes: 385,422
    This issue was more clearly divided, passing by a large majority of votes.
    Constitutional Amendment 7 was the transportation funding measure.
    YES votes: 407,532
    NO votes: 590,963
    This measure failed to gain a majority of votes and did not pass.
    Constitutional Amendment 8 was an amendment to provide funding for veterans through lottery sales.
    YES votes: 440,369
    NO votes: 538,575
    This measure also failed to garner enough votes to pass.
    Constitutional Amendment 9 pertained to electronic personal privacy.
    YES votes: 728,549
    NO votes: 246,020
    This measure passed by a wide margin, strengthening your privacy concerning electronic media such as phones, tablets, etc.
    These issues prove that any measure can pass or fail by a slight margin, so it is vitally important to make your voice heard and vote on issues which will make Missouri a better place to live, work and raise a family.
    Always feel free to contact me throughout the year with any comments, questions, or issues by calling my office at (573) 751-5713 or by visiting my website at www.senate.mo.gov/brown.
    Thank you for reading this and for your participation in state government.

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