election 2014

12:01 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

'Taking Back Kansas' Rallies Women To Unseat Brownback And Kobach

A grassroots group called Women for Kansas is planning a public rally to open its "Taking Back Kansas" convention on Friday.

The group aims to unite women to defeat Governor Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the November elections.

Speakers during the weekend conference include: a first-time voter, a representative from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis, and independent U.S. Senate candidate and Greg Orman.

The rally takes place at 5:30 p.m. Friday near Century II in Wichita.

11:49 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Brownback, Davis Clash Over Kansas Education Funding

Governor Brownback speaking at an event in Topeka.
Credit Stephen Koranda

Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has unveiled some education goals he'll push for if he's reelected to a second term in office. Brownback says he'll aim for 60 percent of Kansas adults to have a college degree or technical certificate. As Stephen Koranda reports, the events in Topeka and the Kansas City area also touched off a clash over education funding.

Brownback touted funding increases during his time in office, specifically money targeted at technical education programs.

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4:45 am
Thu August 21, 2014

State Representative Joe Edwards Of Haysville Dead At 60

A Kansas lawmaker who lost his re-election primary battle earlier this month has died.

Representative Joe Edwards of Haysville died late Tuesday of a suspected heart attack.

The 60-year-old Republican legislator served one term before losing the primary election to John Whitmer.

Kansas Republican Party executive director Clay Barker says Edwards was well liked by his fellow representatives.

1:41 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Greg Orman To Officially Appear On November Ballot

Olathe businessman Greg Orman is now officially on the November ballot in Kansas as an independent candidate in the U.S. Senate race.

The Kansas Secretary of State's office said on Friday it has certified enough signatures on Orman's campaign petition to qualify him for the general election.

Orman is trying to unseat Republican incumbent Pat Roberts, who is seeking a fourth, six-year term.

The Democratic nominee is Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor.

Orman is the co-founder of a business capital and management services firm.

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12:20 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Confused Poll Worker Prevents Two Kansans From Voting In Tuesday's Primary Elections

Two residents of a Topeka care facility were prevented from voting in last Tuesday's primary election by a poll worker who didn't understand the state's voter identification law.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach confirmed Thursday that some elderly residents of Brewster Place showed up to a polling place without I.D.s and were turned away without being issued provisional ballots, as required by law.

Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell says three voters were affected and one was later able to vote.

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10:50 am
Thu August 7, 2014

State Primaries Tested Dual Voting System

The state primaries this week also tested a dual voting system that counts votes for federal offices cast by people who registered using a federal form without proving their citizenship.

It's unclear how many of those registrants actually voted Tuesday, but the Sedgwick County election office said yesterday a "quick check" of 1,100 provisional ballots did not reveal any names that matched its list of federal registration applicants.

1:28 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Roberts Holds Off Challenger To Claim GOP Nomination

More registered Republicans in Kansas voted for someone other than Pat Roberts for the U.S. Senate...but Roberts still won his primary election.

It was a close call, but ultimately he claimed victory by fighting-off his main challenger, tea party-backed Milton Wolf.

He finished the race with just 48% of the vote. The other 52% was split among his three challengers, with Wolf capturing 41% of the vote.

Roberts will now face Democrat Chad Taylor and independent candidate Greg Orman this fall.

6:57 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Kansas 2014 Primary Election Returns (Unofficial)

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2014 Primary Race Results -Unofficial (results will not be official until the state canvass)

Scroll down for a table showing results by county in our listening area.

U.S. Senate

Democratic Primary (100% precincts reporting)

  • Chad Taylor - 53% (34,390 votes)
  • Patrick Wiesner - 47% (30,557  votes)

Republican Primary (100% precincts reporting)

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4:23 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Wichitans Turn Out For 2014 Primary Elections

Martha Gates votes in primary at Grace Presbyterian Church.
Credit Carla Eckels

Polling sites in Wichita are still open for the Primary Election. KMUW’s Carla Eckels visited a polling place on Tuesday, August 5.

Shawn McCloskey has worked the polls at Wichita's Grace Presbyterian Church for 14 years. He says Tuesday’s turnout has been great.

"Steady crowd. We’ve had a three hour period of masses coming through, but we’ve had smooth voting. More than 500 currently," he says. 

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5:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Primary Voters: Bring An I.D. And Vote Along Party Lines

Voters take advantage of the last day (Monday) for advance voting at the Sedgwick County Election Office. Regular polling locations are open today (Tuesday) from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Credit Carla Eckels

The primary election is underway in Sedgwick County. Polls open at 6:00 a.m. Residents will be able to cast their ballots along the two major party lines.

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says voters who already belong to a political party must vote that party. She says residents who are unaffiliated can go to the polls and declare at that time.

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