election 2012 http://kmuw.org en Political Watchers To Gather At Washburn, Discuss 2012 Election http://kmuw.org/post/political-watchers-gather-washburn-discuss-2012-election <p>Political science professors from around Kansas will gather Thursday to discuss the 2012 election.</p><p>Washburn University in Topeka is hosting the meeting, which will focus on the campaign and the election results. Nationwide, Democrats held the presidency and gained some seats in Congress.</p><p>Washburn political science professor Bob Beatty says they'll look at how different the election results were nationally and in Kansas, where conservative Republicans gained power in the state Legislature.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:42:47 +0000 Stephen Koranda 9169 at http://kmuw.org Political Watchers To Gather At Washburn, Discuss 2012 Election Top Morning News 11.29.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-112912 <p><em>KS election results to be certified; Politicos gather at Washburn U to discuss 2012 election; K-State researchers mapping the genome of wheat.</em></p><p><strong>Kansas Officials To Certify Election Results</strong></p><p>Kansas officials are preparing to certify results from this month's general election.&nbsp;The State Board of Canvassers scheduled a meeting Thursday to review totals from races for congressional, legislative and other state offices.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:35:23 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 9171 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.29.12 Kansas Democrat Won't Force Recount After Losing By 21 Votes http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-democrat-wont-force-recount-after-losing-21-votes <p>A Democratic legislator who's been a critic of Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach says she won't seek a recount after losing her race for re-election by 21 votes out of nearly 11,000 cast.</p><p>State Representative Ann Mah of Topeka said Friday that a recount probably wouldn't change the outcome of the 54th House District contest. She lost to Republican challenger Ken Corbet of Topeka.</p><p>The district covers parts of Douglas, Shawnee and Osage counties. The last reviews of ballots - in Shawnee County - finished late Thursday.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:45:34 +0000 Associated Press 8639 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Democrat Won't Force Recount After Losing By 21 Votes Lawsuit Filed Over Provisional Ballots http://kmuw.org/post/lawsuit-filed-over-provisional-ballots <p></p><p></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">A Kansas House Democrat has filed a lawsuit hoping to force Shawnee County officials to turn over a list of voters who cast provisional ballots.</span></font></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Rep. Ann Mah of Topeka is trying to avert a narrow election loss.</span></font></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Democratic Party officials gave The Associated Press a copy of Mah's petition before it was filed in Shawnee County District Court Friday.</span></font></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:58:19 +0000 Associated Press 8300 at http://kmuw.org Lawsuit Filed Over Provisional Ballots Kansas Dems Look At Future Plans After Long Election Night http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-dems-look-future-plans-after-long-election-night <p></p><p>Republican Mike Pompeo beat out both Democrat Robert Tillman and Libertarian candidate Thomas Jefferson.&nbsp; Tillman who served the state for 24 years says he desired to continue serving Kansas as a United States Congressman, but now will look to other things.</p><p>"The whole world is open to me," says Tillman. "I still have a chance to decide what I'm going to do. I'm a retired Kansas Supreme Court Services officer, I retired in 2008 so I'll go back right into retirement and then I'll regroup."</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:07:40 +0000 Carla Eckels 8163 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Dems Look At Future Plans After Long Election Night Election Results Trickle In, Some Upset For Sedgwick Co. GOP http://kmuw.org/post/election-results-trickle-some-upset-sedgwick-co-gop <p>It was a long night for Sedgwick County, as candidates and supporters found themselves waiting for election results long after the polls closed. Briana O’Higgins spent the evening downtown at the Sedgwick County Republican Party headquarters.</p><p>The County election office experienced software problems and did not start releasing results until after 11 p.m.</p><p>With those results came some disappointments for the Wichita GOP.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:16:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8130 at http://kmuw.org Election 2012: The Results http://kmuw.org/post/election-2012-results <p><strong>Updated at 4:55 am</strong></p><p><strong>2012 General Election unofficial results for Sedgwick County, Kan.</strong></p><p>With nearly all precincts reporting, Sedgwick County residents cast 179,784 votes, which resulted in a 65 percent turnout.</p><p>Wichita Water Fluoridation:</p><ul><li>Yes ...... 50890 / 40%</li><li>No ...... 74788 / 59%</li></ul><p>Constitutional Amendment on water craft taxation:</p><ul><li>Yes ...... 92712 / 60%</li><li>No ...... 62646 / 40%</li></ul><p>U. S. Representative 4th District:</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:38:11 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 8114 at http://kmuw.org Election 2012: The Results Voters See Long Lines On Election Day http://kmuw.org/post/voters-see-long-lines-election-day <p>Several voting sites throughout Sedgwick County were busy Tuesday.</p><p>A steady line of voters snaked throughout the hallway at the Bel Aire polling place just north of Wichita.</p><p>Supervising Judge Vickie Woodworth&nbsp;said the turnout has been tremendous with more than 500 people voting before noon.</p><p>"To me, it seems like there's a larger turnout this time than 4 years ago," said&nbsp;Woodworth. "I think that it's just a very important election and people want their views known."</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:56:31 +0000 Carla Eckels 8110 at http://kmuw.org Voters See Long Lines On Election Day Ballot Measure On Boat Taxes Could Confuse Voters http://kmuw.org/post/ballot-measure-boat-taxes-could-confuse-voters <p>When voters flip over their ballot, they'll be greeted with a long, wordy ballot question. The issue has to do with how boats are taxed in Kansas, and is a proposed constitutional amendment.&nbsp;</p><p>A yes vote would allow lawmakers to reduce property tax rates for boats to bring them more in line with tax rates for cars and other recreational vehicles. A no vote would leave tax rates as they are.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:15:39 +0000 Stephen Koranda 8061 at http://kmuw.org Ballot Measure On Boat Taxes Could Confuse Voters Top Morning News 11.06.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-110612 <p><em>Polls are open for election day 2012; State revenues are expected to be forecast today; Kansas officials say there are 2,200 people on waiting list for disability services.</em></p><p>In Sedgwick County, the polls are open for General Election Day - the polls will be open from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Every voter must now show a photo ID when voting . Advance ballots must be in the Election Office by 7 p.m. Tuesday night. For more information, or to look up your assigned polling location, go to <a href="http://sedgwickcounty.org/elections/">sedgwickcounty.org/elections</a></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:40:30 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8060 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.06.12