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Court formally rules against Fletcher

The parties in Michael Fletcher’s ill-fated attempt to remain on the Kansas City Council ballot worked around the clock to appeal the case. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District could do no less.

The court issued a 21-page opinion this morning explaining the reasoning behind its rare ruling from the bench yesterday in a challenge to Fletcher’s Missouri residency.

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Disqualified candidate comes in second

A former lawyer seeking a City Council seat in Kansas City would have advanced to April’s general election if a judge hadn’t disqualified him from Tuesday’s primary, according to contest results. The legal team for the nixed candidate, Michael Fletcher, now is pursuing emergency measures with the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Voter database problems reported

Poll workers reported sporadic problems Tuesday accessing a statewide online voter registration database during midterm elections.

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Blunt outlines jobs agenda in Mo. Senate race

Republican Congressman Roy Blunt says the economy could grow through cuts in taxes and spending and reversal of many of President Barack Obama’s policies. Blunt outlined his “Jobs for Missouri” plan Tuesday while highlighting his Senate race endorsement by the ...

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Two votes enough for win in mayoral election

It was unclear initially who was going to be mayor of Olympian Village, just east of De Soto. No candidates had filed for the office and there was a tie between two write-in candidates – current Mayor Larry D. Fodge ...

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Elections: Ballot Summaries – Circuit Court Revision – Eminent Domain

Missouri Municipal League, et al. v. Carnahan, et al. (Case No. WD71224 – 28 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Hardwick, J.) Where opponents of ballot initiatives to amend Missouri’s eminent domain provisions challenged fiscal notes and summaries statements ...

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Filing begins for municipal, other races

Filing began at 8 a.m. Tuesday for the April 6 election. While some political entities had candidates waiting in line to register, others saw little action on the first day. The deadline to file for all offices is Jan. 19. ...

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