Political science professors from around Kansas will gather Thursday to discuss the 2012 election.
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.
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.
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Kansas Officials To Certify Election Results
Kansas officials are preparing to certify results from this month's general election. The State Board of Canvassers scheduled a meeting Thursday to review totals from races for congressional, legislative and other state offices.
Republican Mike Pompeo beat out both Democrat Robert Tillman and Libertarian candidate Thomas Jefferson. 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.
"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."
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.
The County election office experienced software problems and did not start releasing results until after 11 p.m.
With those results came some disappointments for the Wichita GOP.
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.
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 sedgwickcounty.org/elections