General Election — November 6, 2012


Live results 3521 of 3565 precincts reporting / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Obama, Romney teams share behind the scenes look at presidential campaigns
December 6, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was battle-tested during the GOP primary, which enabled him to win decisively the first debate with President Barack Obama. But not having a primary challenge, gave Obama the advantage of time to put in place a campaign apparatus that early on defined Romney as someone who was out of touch with the lives of everyday Americans. By Scott Rothschild
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.
Obama: ‘We have picked ourselves up,’ fought back
November 7, 2012
A triumphant President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early Wednesday, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn’t end with their vote and declaring that the “best is yet to come.”
Obama wins re-election
Despite slow economic recovery, Ohio, other swing states go for president
10:37 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 12:22 a.m.
President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and winning four more years in office despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. By David Espo, Associated Press
Kansas picks Romney
November 6, 2012
Republican challenger Mitt Romney has defeated Democratic President Barack Obama in Kansas.
Project helps give kids history lesson in voting
October 28, 2012
Amanda Lovett’s fifth-grade social studies classes at Pinckney School are reviewing lesson plans and exercises provided through the Kids Voting Project. By Peter Hancock
LBJ last Democrat to win Kansas; Obama’s 2008 showing best since Dukakis in ‘88
October 25, 2012
Lyndon Johnson was the last Democrat to carry Kansas in a presidential race, and his 54.1 percent of the vote in 1964 was the best showing for any nominee of his party in the past 100 years.
Romney expected to win Kansas - but by how much?
October 25, 2012
Mitt Romney is expected to roll up an easy victory in Republican-leaning Kansas, while Democrats contemplate how much worse President Barack Obama’s showing will be than it was four years ago. The state has been largely ignored in the presidential race ahead of the Nov. 6 election, with both major parties assuming from the outset that its six electoral votes will go to Romney. By John Hanna, Associated Press
Brownback stumps for Romney in swing state of Ohio
October 24, 2012
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been both a rival of Mitt Romney and a boss of Romney’s running mate. Now, Brownback has served as a surrogate for the GOP presidential nominee in a crucial swing state.
Analysis: Obama, on the attack, finds subdued Romney
October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama came ready Monday for a fighting finish, deriding Mitt Romney as reckless and overmatched in world affairs. Instead he found a subdued challenger who was eager to agree and determined to show he was not a warmonger.
Fact check: Flunking geography, history in final presidential debate
10:04 p.m., October 22, 2012 Updated 10:26 a.m.
Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night before their last super-sized audience of the campaign. A few of their detours into domestic issues were problematic too.
Obama and Romney face off on foreign policy in final debate
09:38 p.m., October 22, 2012 Updated 10:06 p.m.
Despite the final presidential debate’s stated focus on foreign affairs, time after time President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney turned the discussion back to the slowly recovering U.S. economy, which polls show is the No. 1 issue for most voters.
Statehouse Live: Obama alludes to Kobach in debate with Romney
October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama didn’t mention Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach by name in last night’s presidential debate, but Obama alluded to Kobach, and not in a positive way.
Experts at KU say Obama bests Romney in second presidential debate
October 16, 2012
The coach and one of the students responsible for Kansas University’s 2009 national debate championship both said Barack Obama rebounded with a victory in Tuesday’s presidential debate, but both candidates have shown off strong argumentative chops so far.
Fact check: Stumbles in latest presidential debate
09:55 p.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 08:54 a.m.
In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style debate, not all of the presidential candidates’ claims stood up to scrutiny Tuesday night.