2020 Election

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Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall: Impeachment trial would further divide nation

Topeka — Kansas Republican Sen. Roger Marshall opposes an impeachment trial for President Donald Trump after Trump leaves office, arguing Tuesday that it would “raise already heated temperatures” and further divide the nation. Marshall said in a statement that he would attend ...

District Attorney Suzanne Valdez

Photo gallery: Douglas County elected officials sworn into office

Douglas County officials who won elections in November were sworn into office Monday at the county courthouse. Douglas County Commissioners Shannon Reid and Shannon Portillo, District Attorney Suzanne Valdez, Sheriff Jay Armbrister and Register of Deeds Kent Brown were among the newly elected ...

4 Kansans in Congress plan to challenge election results

Topeka — Four Kansas Republicans who will be members of the new Congress plan to join objections to Electoral College certification Wednesday in an effort to bolster President Donald Trump’s allegations that election fraud contributed to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in ...

GOP leaders act as electors, cast Kansas’ 6 votes for Trump

Updated at 3:50 p.m. Monday TOPEKA — Republican Party officials representing Kansas in the Electoral College quickly and quietly cast the state's six votes for President Donald Trump during a drama-free meeting on Monday that belied weeks of turmoil stoked by Trump and his allies as they ...

Sen. Moran says review of voting affirms that Biden won presidential race

TOPEKA — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran referred to Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect Tuesday by pointing to state election certifications affirming defeat of President Donald Trump and by recommending the future president have benefit of national security briefings and access to federal agency ...

Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, February 2014.

The big takeaway from the 2020 election: Kansas is still very red

WICHITA —Charles Bell usually passes on voting. He’s a Democrat in a Republican state and said, “If I vote, it’s not going to count.” But after seeing Kansans elect a Democratic governor in 2018, he thought maybe the state was changing. And so this year, for only the second time in ...

Biden’s supporters in Lawrence celebrate his victory, end of election anxiety

Local supporters of Joe Biden took to the streets on Saturday to celebrate his election as the 46th president of the United States, staging an impromptu parade on Massachusetts Street with blaring horns, American flags and campaign signs. At about 11:45 a.m., an hour or so after major news ...

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

Story updated at 9:06 p.m. Saturday WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday and offered himself to the nation as a leader who “seeks not to divide, but to unify" a country gripped by a historic pandemic ...

Lawrence students overwhelmingly support Biden in mock presidential election

The Lawrence youth vote came out strong this week for Joe Biden as local students continued an election-year tradition of casting ballots in important races, including the U.S. presidency. Although their votes didn’t technically count, thousands of Lawrence students made their voices heard ...

‘Hit’ tweet against Kansas governor has Democrats seeking ouster of 20-year-old

TOPEKA — A Democratic candidate who admitted to circulating revenge porn and was charged at the age of 14 with threatening to shoot a high school student has won a state House seat in Kansas, and party leaders promised Thursday to try to oust him after what they saw as a threat against the ...

Biden ahead in Pennsylvania, Georgia as Trump attacks election process

Story updated at 3:24 p.m. Friday WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Those put Biden in a stronger position to capture ...

Trump hits election integrity with unsupported complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — With votes still being counted across the nation, President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to undermine confidence in the nation's election, making unsupported accusations from the White House about the integrity of the results in his race against Democrat Joe Biden. ...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office: 4 inmates cast ballots in 2020 election

Four inmates voted from the Douglas County Jail in the 2020 general election, according to the sheriff’s office. As the Journal-World has reported, staff members at the jail helped inmates register and request advance ballots. Four additional inmates requested to register to vote, or ...

Republican gains in the Kansas Legislature will affect vetoes, new political maps and more

This week’s election set the stage for partisan fights in the Kansas Statehouse over things like redistricting, abortion, Medicaid expansion and pandemic-related aid. Democrats had hoped to crack the Republican supermajority in both chambers — thus taking away the GOP’s power to override ...