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Election 2012

No changes after official Douglas County canvass
November 15, 2012
Provisional and write-in ballots make no significant changes in local election results.
Mah criticizes voter ID law, Kobach as counting of 54th District votes continues
05:18 p.m., November 15, 2012 Updated 06:22 p.m.
A Democratic legislator in a close re-election fight alleged Thursday that Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach was trying to deflect scrutiny of a voter ID law he championed when he filed an unsuccessful lawsuit aimed at preventing her from contacting constituents who cast provisional ballots.
Douglas County canvass gives Mah net gain of 2 votes in 54th District
November 15, 2012
Results mean Republican challenger Ken Corbet now leads by 42 votes, with a canvass of votes from Shawnee County still pending.
Judge rules against Kobach, will allow Kansas House hopefuls to contact voters
November 14, 2012
A federal judge says candidates in a close Kansas House race can contact voters who cast uncounted provisional ballots.
Judge blocks use of Kansas provisional voter names in 54th District race, sets hearing
04:25 p.m., November 13, 2012 Updated 10:49 p.m.
A federal judge has ordered candidates in a close Kansas House race not to contact voters who cast provisional ballots in last week’s election.
Osage County officials confim Corbet’s lead over Mah in tight, contested 54th District race
November 12, 2012
Officials in one northeast Kansas county certified its results Monday in a close state House race, expanding the Republican challenger’s lead over a Democratic incumbent amid a legal battle over another county’s vote counting.
Board has steep learning curve
With 4 new members, State Board of Ed faces many tough issues
November 11, 2012
Kansas voters on Tuesday elected four new members and re-elected one to the 10-member State Board of Education, the body that supervises all public K-12 education in the state. By Peter Hancock
Four new faces to join Kansas State Board of Education
November 11, 2012
Newly elected board members all have teaching backgrounds, but varied outlooks on public education.
State ed board looks at defining ‘college and career readiness’
November 10, 2012
The Kansas State Board of Education will be asked next week to begin thinking about a formal definition of the term “college- and career-ready.” That’s just one of the issues the state board will discuss during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Topeka. By Peter Hancock
Kansas judge orders provisional ballot voter names released
November 9, 2012
Shawnee County election officials must make a list of voters who cast provisional ballots available to a Democratic legislator and her Republican opponent in a tight House race, a judge ruled Friday.
Kansas GOP right sees less spending, more tax cuts
November 7, 2012
Conservative Republicans anticipated Wednesday that they’ll trim Kansas’ budget and even consider additional tax cuts after cementing large majorities in the Legislature that should give GOP Gov. Sam Brownback broad freedom to move the state further to the right.
Authorities to investigate Sedgwick election woes
November 7, 2012
The Kansas Secretary of State’s office plans to investigate problems at the Sedgwick County elections office that delayed vote totals for hours after the polls closed.
GOP right wins big majorities in Kansas Legislature
November 7, 2012
Conservative Republicans have captured large enough majorities in the Kansas Legislature to likely give GOP Gov. Sam Brownback broad freedom to move the state sharply right and to deal with next year’s self-inflicted state budget shortfall.
Given 2nd term, Obama now facing new urgent task
November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.
2012 election shows a nation still divided
November 7, 2012
The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time.