Defying predictions to the contrary, supporters of Amendment 3 were able to push the measure narrowly over the approval line on Tuesday.
Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst happily stated last night, “The people of Missouri were loud and clear today in rejecting out-of-state meddling in our elections. Amendment 3 will continue to keep our communities whole in next year’s redistricting process. We were outspent more than 150-to-1, but this result shows that the power of grassroots politics can still overcome the influence of huge donors.” Meanwhile, the Clean Missouri campaign said that it was very disappointing that the politicians’ lies and deception appear to have been effective enough to pass Amendment 3.” The term limiting Amendment, Amendment One, that would have affected some state officeholders was not as fortunate, being turned down by Missouri voters.