Carnahan Announces Branson Country is Missourian's favorite state Music

If you love Jazz you can find it in Kansas City. If you love blues - you need to spend some time in St. Louis. But if you want to listen to Missourian's music of choice you'll need to come to Branson.

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced results from “Choose Your Favorite Missouri Music” mock Election which her office sponsored at the State Fair.
Three thousand voters participated in this year’s singsational election which stayed in tune with the overall State Fair theme: “It’s Show Time!”

“It was good to hear we had such a high turnout even though the heat was unrelenting this year,” Carnahan said. “It was also great to see kids voting for their favorite Missouri music, and I hope that, when they reach the legal age, voting becomes a lifelong habit for them.”

Fairgoers overwhelming selected Branson Country music, which received 56.4% of the vote in a four way race. Rounding out the election results, Ozark Bluegrass came in a distant second with Kansas City Jazz and St. Louis Blues not too far behind. Traditionally, the state fair mock elections serve as a way to keep Missourians involved in the voting process during a down time in the election cycle.

“The biennial mock election isn’t just about generating interest in the issue. It also serves Missourians by bringing them in contact with the type of voting machines that are used in Missouri elections,” Carnahan said. “With a big election cycle fast approaching in 2008, it is important that Missourians have confidence in their elections and feel comfortable using their voting machines.”

This year’s mock election generated twice the voter turnout as 2005. The official election results out of 3,000 votes cast were: Branson Country 1,692, Ozark Bluegrass 553, Kansas City Jazz 396 and St. Louis Blues 359.