When pronunciation has political consequences

In Missouri, where there is a hotly contested Senate race, the pronunciation of the name of the state is also in dispute. Should one say “Missouree” (with final [i]) or “Missouruh” (with final [ə]) — or one or the other depending upon the audience?

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