After weathering three elections with the new mail-in and absentee voting rules in place, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft feels ready for November 3 and hopes to be reelected to the office.
Even with the increase of people voting by mail, Ashcroft thinks it's possible Missouri will have its election results that night. Ashcroft also spoke to his future political plans and answered criticisms leveled by his Democratic opponent.
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