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Posted: Saturday, August 9, 2014 6:32 pm

Franklin County voters mirrored statewide voters in their support of three constitutional amendments and their defeat of two others that were on Tuesday’s primary election ballot.

The amendment to “ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production and ranching practices shall not be infringed” passed in Franklin County with 11,898 in favor and 8,587 opposed, or 58.08 percent to 41.92 percent.

Statewide the farming amendment passed 498,751 to 496,223, or 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent.

The election results in this story are unofficial.

A constitutional amendment to declare “that the right to keep and bear arms is an unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right,” passed in Franklin County by a vote of 13,868 to 6,439, or 68.3 percent to 31.2 percent. Statewide, the amendment passed 602,076 to 385,422, or 61 percent to 39 percent.

The three-quarter-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects failed in Franklin County by a vote of 12,738 to 7,887, or 61.8 percent to 38.2 percent and statewide by a vote of 590,963 to 407,532, or 59.2 percent to 40.8 percent.

The amendment to create a “Veterans Lottery Ticket” and to use the revenue for projects and services related to veterans failed in Franklin County by a vote of 10,665 to 9,645, or 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent and statewide by a vote of 538,575 to 440,369, or 55 percent to 45 percent.

An amendment to secure people’s “electronic communications and data from unreasonable searches and seizures,” passed in Franklin County by a vote of 15,828 to 4,455, or 78 percent to 22 percent and statewide by a vote of 728,549 to 246,020, or 74.8 percent to 25.2 percent.

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