By Elaine Donnelly
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The Republican Party has been so successful at increasing voter turnout in Missouri over the past 10 years or so that Rep. W. Todd Akin still could win his bid for the Senate, even after his stumbles in his race against Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill.
"The turnout in these rural counties is enormous compared to what they used to be," said Kenneth Warren, a political science professor and pollster at St. Louis University. "The reason for it is the great efforts by Republicans to turn out the vote in rural areas in particular."