KANSAS 6 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Secretary of State) 
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est.
2,913,314

Total Registration, Nov. 2020


Kansas has: 105 counties.
Largest Counties: Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Douglas.
Largest Cities: Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, Topeka, Olathe.

Government
Governor: Laura Kelly (D) elected 2018.
State Legislature: Kansas Legislature   House: 125 seats  Senate: 40 seats
Local: Municipalities, Counties   NACO
U.S. House: 3R, 1D - 1. R.Marshall (R) | 2. S.Watkins (R) | 3. S.Davids (D) | 4. R.Estes (R) >
U.S. Senate: Pat Roberts (R) retiring in 2020, Jerry Moran (R) re-elected in 2016.
2020
U.S. Senate: Sen. Pat Roberts (R), first elected to the Senate in 1996 after serving eight terms in the House, is retiring.  U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall (R) bested a crowded field of Republicans, including former Secretary of State Kris Kobach, in the Aug. 4 primary and faces state Sen. Barbara Bollier (D) and Jason Buckley (L).
U.S. House:
There are three races of note.
In KS-1 ("The Big First," encompassing the western and northern 2/3rds of the state) Rep. Roger Marshall (R) is running for U.S. Senate. creating an open seat.  Former Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann (R)
faces elementary school teacher Kali Barnett (D).
In KS-2
(eastern Kansas except KC metro) incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins (R)  was hit with charges of voter fraud and lost in the Aug. 4 primary to  State Treasurer Jake LaTurner (R).  LaTurner faces Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla (D) and electronics technician Robert D. Garrard (L).
In KS-3 (KC metro area) first-term Rep. Sharice Davids (D) faces a strong challenge from former KSGOP chair Amanda Adkins (R); Steve Hohe (L) is running as well.
State Legislature:
All 125 House seats and 40 Senate seats are up

Ballot Measures:
None.

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The Jayhawker State
General Election -- Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Oct. 13, 2020 - Last day to register to vote for the General Election.

Oct. 14, 2020 - Advance voting in person and by mail begin.


"Advance voting by mail has been allowed to all Kansas voters since 1996. You do not need an excuse to advance vote by mail ballot. However, you do need to apply to have an advanced by mail ballot mailed to you for each election as they are NOT mandatory and are sent to voters by county election offices at the request of the voter."
On the ballot
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Biden/Harris (Dem.)


Jorgensen/Cohen (Lib.)


Trump/Pence (Rep.)






Ballot Access: Independent candidates are nominated by petitions containing 5,000 signatures of qualified Kansas voters (K.S.A. 25-303(b)).
Overview:
The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Kansas was LBJ in 1964.  That is unlikely to change, but Democrats can point to a couple of recent sucesses in the election of Gov. Laura Kelly and U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids in 2018.

[State Primary: August 4, 2020]
 Demcratic Presidential Primary (All-Mail) -- Saturday, May 2, 2020
Democrats
Biden 110,041 (76.9%), Sanders 33,142 (23.1%).  Total  143,183. details

45 Delegates: 26 District, 9 At-Large, 4 PLEO, 6 Unpledged.

Republicans 




General Election Winners in Kansas, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012zzz 2016
Bush
38.88%
Dole
54.29%
Bush
58.04%
Bush
62.00%
McCain
56.61%
Romney
59.71%
Trump
56.65%
  and the details...

General Election -- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voting Eligible Population*: 2,051,750.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 57.7%.


Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 18, 2016
Advance Voting in Person May Begin: Oct. 19, 2016 (runs to Nov. 7 at noon).




Official Results >

 
Clinton/Kaine (Dem.)
427,005
(36.05)
+Trump/Pence (Rep.)
671,018
(56.65)
Johnson/Weld (Lib.)
55,406
(4.68)
Stein/Baraka (i.)
23,506
(1.98)
McMulllin (w/in)
6,520
(0.55)
20 other write-ins 947
(0.07)
Total........1,184,402


Total votes cast: 1,225,667 of which 521,617 were advance voters; and 40,720 provisional votes.
Overview: Trump-Pence did not have any difficulty winning Kansas' six electoral votes, amassing a plurality of 244,013 votes (percentage points) and carrying 103 counties to two for Clinton (Douglas and Wyanadotte).  One visit was noted: Jill Stein held a meet and greet at the Ramada Inn in Topeka on July 2 as part of her ballot access effort.  A June 2016 poll by John Zogby Strategies showed Clinton ahead but with a large number of undecideds.
Clinton  |  Trump
BALLOT [PDF]
 
General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,991,759.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 62.0%.


Voter Registration Deadline: October 16, 2012.
Advance Voting in Person May Begin: October 17, 2012 (must begin October 30, 2012).


371,674 advance votes (31.4% of total votes)

Official Results >

 
Obama/Biden (Dem.)
440,726
(37.99)
+Romney/Ryan (Rep.) 692,634
(59.71)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
20,456
(1.76)
Baldwin/Martin (Ref.)
5,017
(0.43)
Jill Stein (w/in)
714
(0.06)
other write-ins 424
(0.03)
Total........1,159,971

Total votes cast: 1,182,771 including 371,674 advance votes (31.4%) as well as 38,865 provisional votes.
2012 Overview
Romney-Ryan won Kansas' six electoral votes with a plurality of 251,908 votes (21.72 percentage points).  The Republican ticket carried all counties except Douglas and Wyandotte.  The only candidate visit noted in the fall campaign was Libertarian VP nominee Jim Gray's appearance at the University of Kansas in Lawerence on Nov. 5.  Ballot Access News reported that the 714 write-in votes for Jill Stein were the second highest number since Kansas began allowing write-in votes for president in 1990.
Obama  | 
(Romney)
BALLOT [PDF]
 
General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,978,713.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 62.5%.

Total Registration: 1,749,756.
Rep. 771,019 (44.06%)   Dem. 484,710 (27.70%)    Lib. 9,786 (0.56%)    Ref. 1,361 (0.07%)   Unaffiliated 482,883 (27.60%)


Official Results


Obama/Biden (Dem.)
514,765
(41.65)
Nader/Gonzalez (Ind.)
10,527
(0.85)
Barr/Root (Lib.)
6,706
(0.54)
Baldwin/Castle (Ref.)
4,148
(0.34)
+McCain/Palin (Rep.)
699,655
(56.61)
5 w/ins 71
 -
Total........1,235,872

w/ins: Keyes 31, McKinney 35, Allen 2, Moore 2, Judd 1
2008 Overview
McCain-Palin carried Kansas with a plurality of 184,890 votes (14.96 percentage points).  The Democratic ticket finished ahead in three counties: Douglas County (includes Lawrence, KS, home of Univ. of Kansas) and Wyandotte County/Kansas City, as in 2004 and Crawford County (in the Southeast on the Missouri border).
Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies Nader

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,928,764.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 61.6%.

Total Registration: 1,694,365.
Rep. 783,068 (46.22%)   Dem. 454,478 (26.82%)    Lib. 9,432 (0.56%)    Ref. 2,278 (0.13%)   Unaffiliated 445,109 (26.27%)


Official Results

Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
4,013
(0.33)
Kerry/Edwards (Dem.)
434,993
(36.62)
Peroutka/Baldwin (Const.) 2,899 (0.24)
Ralph Nader (F.) 9,348
(0.79)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
736,456
(62.00)
Walt Brown
4
David Cobb
33
John Joseph Kennedy
5
 - 
Bill Van Auken
5
 - 
Total........1,187,756
 

2004 Overview
Not since LBJ in 1964 has a Democratic presidential candidate carried Kansas.  Bush improved upon his 2000 showing gaining a plurality of 301,463 votes (25.38 percentage points).  As in 2000, the Democratic ticket carried Douglas County (includes Lawrence, KS, home of Univ. of Kansas) and Wyandotte County/Kansas City.
General Election Details

General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population*: 1,927,950.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 55.6%.

Total Registration: 1,623,623.
Rep. 735,435 (45.30%)   Dem. 449,445 (27.68%)    Lib. 9,973 (0.61%)   Const. 2,700 (0.17%)   Ref. 1,887 (0.12%)   Unaffiliated 424,183 (26.13%)
Official Results


Phillips/Frazier (Const.)
1,254
 (0.12)
Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
399,276
(37.24)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
4,525
(0.42)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
7,370
(0.69)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
622,332
(58.04)
Nader/LaDuke (indep.)
36,086
 (3.37)
Hagelin/Ticciati (indep.)
1,375
(0.13)
Total........1,072,218

2000 Overview
Kansas remained firmly in the Republican column as Bush-Cheney defeated Gore-Lieberman by a plurality of 223,056 votes (20.80 percentage points).  Gore managed to carry just two of the state's 105 counties: Douglas (includes Lawrence, KS, home of Univ. of Kansas) and Wyandotte County/Kansas City.

1992 and 1996 General Elections
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Bush (Rep.)...........449,951 (38.88)
Clinton (Dem.).......390,434 (33.74)
Perot (Ind.) ...........312,358 (26.99)
Others(4+w/ins)........,4,493
(0.39)
Total........1,157,236

1996
Dole (Rep.)............583,245
(54.29)
Clinton (Dem.)........387,659
(36.08)
Perot (Ref.)..............92,639
(8.62)
Others (3+w/ins)......10,757
(1.00)
Total........1,074,300