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General Election — November 2, 2010

Kansas Secretary of State

Live results 3266 of 3315 precincts reporting / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Completed candidate chats
Statehouse Live: Secretary of State-elect Kobach names Rucker to top position on staff
December 24, 2010
In August, Rucker received an informal admonition from the state’s disciplinary administrator for lawyers for failing to correct information given to the Kansas Supreme Court when Rucker served as chief deputy to Kline during investigations of abortion providers.
Kansas election results certified with few irregularities reported
November 29, 2010
During the general election there were 856,831 Kansans who voted for a 50 percent turnout.
Kobach challenging in-state tuition rates for undocumented students
November 21, 2010
Kansas Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach is challenging a California law that provides in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants who qualify under a certain set of rules and regulations.
Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach to jump on election fraud ‘mandate’
November 5, 2010
Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach said Thursday that he expects to take important steps toward combating potential election fraud in Kansas within a week of assuming office and will move quickly because he has a mandate from voters.
Kobach beats Biggs to win Kansas secretary of state race
07:39 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 10:48 p.m.
Early results in the race for Kansas Secretary of State show Kris Kobach ahead of Chris Biggs, Phillip Horatio Lucas and Derek Langseth with 65.4% of the vote.
Kansas Democrats could lose three state offices
Secretary of state, attorney general and treasurer up for grabs
November 2, 2010
Democrats worried that their incumbent Kansas secretary of state could lose Tuesday’s election to a professor known for writing Arizona’s new immigration law and that angry voters could oust two other statewide officeholders.
Campaign Notebook: Extent of voter fraud at center of secretary of state debate
October 30, 2010
The two candidates, engaged in a heated battle before Tuesday’s election, spoke before about 80 people at a forum hosted by the Kansas League of Women Voters.
Kansas secretary of state race turns on views of scattered voter issues
October 29, 2010
The race for Kansas secretary of state is part of a national debate.
Kobach, Biggs spar over voter registration records
01:19 p.m., October 28, 2010 Updated 07:44 p.m.
The Kansas secretary of state’s race is heating up in its final days.
Campaign Notebook: Republicans predicting election sweep over Democrats
11:26 a.m., October 28, 2010 Updated 11:44 a.m.
Starting their second day of a 4-day bus tour, Republican candidates took swipes at their Democratic opponents and President Barack Obama.
Kansas GOP candidates like proof of citizenship requirement, but court says no in Arizona
12:36 p.m., October 27, 2010 Updated 05:32 p.m.
Plaintiffs praised the ruling, saying the Arizona law created barriers to voter registration, especially for new U.S. citizens. Supporters of the law said it ensured only eligible voters cast ballots in elections, and they promised to appeal the ruling.
Campaign Notebook: Parkinson hopes Kansas voters don’t punish state Democrats over federal policies
10:58 a.m., October 27, 2010 Updated 04:43 p.m.
Sensing an angry electorate, Gov. Mark Parkinson on Wednesday pleaded with voters to try to differentiate between Democratic officials in Washington, D.C., and Democratic officials in Kansas.
Campaign Notebook: Brownback leads in race for campaign contributions
Kansas attorney general outspends GOP rival
09:47 a.m., October 26, 2010 Updated 04:34 p.m.
Democratic incumbent Steve Six has spent twice as much money as his Republican challenger for Kansas attorney general, but both are getting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of help from outside groups.
Brownback, Kobach call for voter identification requirement
October 18, 2010
As the deadline passed Monday for people to register to vote in the general election, Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback and GOP secretary of state candidate Kris Kobach vowed, if elected, to push through laws that would require people to show a photo ID to vote.
Campaign Notebook: Kobach, Biggs in dispute over advance voting ad
01:26 p.m., October 14, 2010 Updated 04:21 p.m.
The problem, Kobach said, is that at the end of the 30-second spot, Biggs is identified and there is a shot of him sitting at a desk.