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0000017b-27e8-d2e5-a37b-7fffd9f70000On November 8, Missourians chose their next governor, determined races for U.S. congressional seats and several for the Missouri statehouse. In addition, voters decided among five proposed changes to the Missouri constitution.See the election results here, and view our coverage below on the local candidates and issues. Post election, we're continuing to add to our coverage with related content.

People in the Ozarks React to Trump Victory

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Michele Skalicky
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KSMU

Reactions in the Ozarks to Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday were mixed.  Erica Engleby was pleased with the results.

"I think that he ran an amazing campaign, you know, he never gave up and none of his people ever gave up even when the media and everyone else was counting them out, he believed in himself and everyone else did too, and so I'm really excited to help celebrate this victory tonight," she said.

Hillary Clinton supporters expressed a variety of emotions from shock to sadness.  Anne Chatman supported Clinton.

"I really didn't feel it was gonna be this close let alone not go our way.  I voted today with my son by my side very full of pride for who I thought would be the first female president.  As a woman and as an American I'm quite crushed," she said.

Stacy Sherrod, who works for Planned Parenthood, also voted for Clinton.

"I'm 51-years-old, and the first time I voted there were no women on the ballot, and today I got to cast my vote for six women on the ballot.  And I feel like the blatant misogyny that was exposed during this election saddens me and devastates me and angers me," said Sherrod.

She said part of her feels that this shows how much the U.S., after all this time, still doesn’t value women.

Trump easily carried the state of Missouri, winning 57 percent of the vote to Clinton's 38 percent. In Greene County, he won with 60 percent of the vote.