|KANSAS||6 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Secretary of State)
Kansas has: 105 counties.
Largest Counties: Sedgwick, Johnson, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Douglas.
Largest Cities: Wichita, Kansas City, Overland Park, Topeka.
Secretary of State
Not since LBJ in 1964 has a Democratic presidential candidate carried Kansas. Bush improved upon his 2000 showing gaining a plurality of 301,463 votes (25.38 percentage points). As in 2000, the Democratic ticket carried Douglas County (includes Lawrence, KS, home of Univ. of Kansas) and Wyandotte County/Kansas City.
General Election Details
Turnout as a percentage of voting age population was . (U.S. avg. 53.76%)...l
Kansas remained firmly in the Republican column as Bush-Cheney defeated Gore-Lieberman by a plurality of 223,056 votes (20.80 percentage points). Gore managed to carry just two of the state's 105 counties: Douglas (includes Lawrence, KS, home of Univ. of Kansas) and Wyandotte County/Kansas City.
Delegates: 41 Delegates (33 Pledged, 8 Unpledged) and 6 Alternates
Statutes Chapter 25, Article 45 sets out specifications for the presidential
preference primary election. Brad Bryant, Deputy Assistant Secretary
of State, stated (Feb. 18, 2002), "The law authorizes the Secretary of
State to pick the date and to find other states to coordinate schedules
with for a multi-state primary. We aren't working on it yet.
We have to certify the date to the Legislature by early November, 2003."
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2004, 2005 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.