Voter turnout was 72.81 percent.
St. Charles County voters turned out on Tuesday to cast their support for Republican Mitt Romney -- and for Democrats Sen. Claire McCaskill and Jay Nixon. An area that's often characterized as a Republican stronghold, St. Charles County voters split support between the two parties, backing three Democrats for statewide positions. In the presidential race, Romney received 59.45 percent of the St. Charles County vote, while Obama received just 38.54 percent. But 49.01 percent of St. Charles County backed McCaskill for the U.S. Senate Seat. Todd Akin received 44.81 percent support and Libertarian candidate Johnathon Dine received 5.95 percent of the vote. Locally, St. Charles County supported Republicans for all state representative …
People on the streets of our communities have diverse views on the down-to-the-wire debate in Washington, DC.
After a long debate in Washington, DC political leaders hashed-out a resolution to the debt ceiling problem Sunday night. The Huffington Post reported "President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S. borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts." Patch wanted to know what people in metro St. Louis thought about the debt ceiling debate. We traveled to Main Street in St. Charles, Westport in Maryland Heights and The Loop in University City to seek opinions. More on the debt ceiling Be sure to check out more Patch coverage of the debt ceiling debate: