Voters in Missouri on Tuesday approved a ballot measure expanding Medicaid to roughly 230,000 low-income residents. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, 53 percent voted "yes" on the measure, while 47 percent voted "no." Missouri is the sixth red state to expand Medicaid, and the second to do so amid the coronavirus pandemic, after Oklahoma. The measure amends the state's constitution, so lawmakers cannot add requirements to the program. Gov. Mike Parson (R) opposed the expansion, saying it was too expensive. In Kansas, Rep. Roger Marshall defeated former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the Republican Senate primary. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Marshall has 40.3 percent of the vote, followed by Kobach with 26.3 percent. Republicans had been worried about the conservative Kobach winning the primary but not being able to clinch the general election; he lost the state's governor's race in 2018 to Democrat Laura Kelly.
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