Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., watches results with Kansas house candidate Shanti Gandhi , left, at the Republican election watch party in Topeka, Kan., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Free State running backs, from left, Senior TJ Cobbs, junior Joe Dineen and senior Demarko Bobo give the Firebirds a multi-dimensional rushing attack that, along with senior quarterback Kyle McFarland, has averaged over 200 yards on the ground each game.
David Charles, Lawrence, back right, hugs Sam Stepp, Prairie Village, front, as President Barack Obama is announced as the victor in the presidential race, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Local democrats gathered at The Dynamite Saloon, 821 Massachusetts to watch the results come in. At left is Kansas University senior Vanessa Phillips, Wichita. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo
People lean back to see early election results displayed on a utility lift suspended from the front of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. After a year of campaigning, polls have begun to close after Americans across the United States headed to the polls to decide the winner of the tight presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
State Sen. 2nd District Marci Francisco (D) watches returns with Albert Ballard and his wife State Rep. 44th District Barbara Ballard (D) at the Douglas County Courthouse Tuesday evening. Francisco was running against Ronald Ellis (R) and Ballard against Patrick Bengtson (R) in Tuesdays elections.
Lawrence resident Elizabeth Stewart, right, reacts as it is announced that Iowa's electoral votes will go to President Barack Obama during a democrat watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at The Dynamite Saloon, 821 Massachusetts.
Jami Jones, wife of John Wilson, candidate for State Representative 10th District, and Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman look over vote counts at the Douglas County Courthouse on Tuesday evening. Thellman was running against Republican Frank Male, and Wilson was running against Republican Erica Anderson. Jones is holding her 3-month-old son, Parker.
Kansas State Board of Education candidate Carolyn Campbell hugs Douglas County treasurer Paula Gilchrist during a democrat watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at The Dynamite Saloon, 821 Massachusetts.
Lawrence High seniors Kevin Lytle, center, and DeMarcus West, along with other LHS students count the ballots for Kids Voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at the Riverfront Mall.
President Barack Obama, left, smiles after casting an early ballot for himself. Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann, right, walk together after voting for Romney.
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney vote in Belmont, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Kansas University graduate student Jacob Boyd fills out his ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, the polling site for precincts 8 and 40.
President Barack Obama holds up his early voting ballot receipt after he voted early in the 2012 election at the Martin Luther King Community Center, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Chicago.
Micah Dunn, 8, peeks around the divider as his sister Iris Dunn, 9, fills out her Kid's Voting ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The two visiting the polling site for precincts 8 and 40 with their mother, Jessica Dunn.
Kansas University junior Max McFarland kneels down as he goes through his ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, the polling site for precincts 8 and 40.
Lawrence mom Angie Logan sent along this photo of her children before they cast their ballots at the countywide kids voting event. Ryan, 11, and Katie, 9, were the first voters to arrive at 7 a.m. at Central Junior High.
Mike Kozak, Lawrence, looks over his ballot before submitting it for record on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at the Carnegie Building, the polling site for precincts 3 and 7.
Senior maintenance workers with the city street department, Andy Breedlove, left, and Danny Basel finish installing some shoes to a shovel bit on a city snowplow Tuesday. The street department was prepping trucks and had snowplow drivers running their snow routes Tuesday for training in advance of the winter season.
Sedgwick County and Wichita emergency workers investigate the scene of a plane crash Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2012, south of Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the pilot of the Cessna reported engine trouble shortly after taking off from the airport and the pilot was trying to return to the airport when the crash occurred about two miles from the airport. FAA records show the plane was registered to Fed Ex Corp. The pilot was killed in the accident.
A voter heads to a polling precinct at Central United Methodist Church before noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
The majority of voting booths are occupied shortly before noon at the Carnegie building voting precinct Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
There was no waiting to vote late Tuesday morning at the Carnegie building in downtown Lawrence.
Members of the Lawrence High School Lions team Three fire their catapult during the Kansas University School of Engineering’s High School Design competition Tuesday at Eaton Hall on the KU campus. Teams competed in accuracy and velocity events. The Lions Three team was made up of students from Lawrence High School’s engineering design class, which includes students from Free State High School. From left are seniors Wilson Hack, of Free State, Austin Abbott, of Lawrence High, Tyler Bradfield, of Lawrence High and Logan Bannister, of Free State.
Xueying Wang, originally from China, voted Tuesday in her first election as a U.S. citizen.
Kids Voting workers Jay Taylor and Shelli Ulmer spent Election Day morning counting votes from Pinckney Elementary students.
Justice Rials, 5, a kindergartner at Pinckney Elementary, drops his Kids Voting ballot in the box before the start of school Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. At right is Kids Voting volunteer Shelli Ulmer.
Albert Terry, Lawrence, far left, and his wife Lillie, second from left, wait in line for the doors to open at 7 a.m., so they can vote in Tuesday's general election at the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Center in the former Union Pacific Depot. Albert was in line at 5 a.m. to hold a spot for his wife so she could vote early and get to her job in Kansas City by 8 a.m. About 20 people were in line at the depot when the poll opened. The Jayhawk, pictured at right of center, had no ID and was unable to vote.
Mia Romano, 13, dives to stop one at the net at the Heritage Soccer Park in Olathe on Oct. 20. Mia plays goalkeeper for Lawrence’s Kaw Valley Soccer Association, or KVSA, U13 Girls Premier League coached by Brad Williams. She has been playing soccer with the KVSA since she was 6 years old, the past three as a goalie. Pete Romano, of Lawrence, submitted the photo