It’s not over until the Secretary of State says it’s over. And the Secretary of State says Tuesday’s election is not over. About 7,100 votes have not been counted yet.
They’re provisional ballots. When people show up at a polling place and their registration cannot be verified, they are allowed to cast provisional ballots that are held back and counted later after the registration status is confirmed.
More than 4,500 of those ballots are from the St. Louis and Kansas City metro areas which means they probably lean Democratic. State law says election officials have to determine the legitimacy of each of those ballots within two weeks. About sixty percent of the ballots turn out to be invalid.