Missouri's presidential outcome undecided

Nov. 13, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- More than a week after the U.S. presidential election, Missouri remains the only state not to have declared an Electoral College winner.

Missouri still is counting 6,300 provisional ballots -- votes set aside until the voter's registration status can be verified, The Kansas City Star reported Thursday.

Despite the ballots, Republican and Democratic campaign officials alike predict Republican John McCain eventually will be declared the winner in Missouri, garnering the state's 11 electoral votes, the Star reported.

Because Democratic President-elect Barack Obama has far more than the 270 electoral votes he needs, Missouri's election outcome largely will be of interest only to political historians, the Star reported.

As of Wednesday, unofficial Missouri returns showed McCain with a 4,988-vote advantage over Obama, out of 2,921,869 ballots cast in the state, the Star reported.

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