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  • Error leads to recount in Crawford County, KS election

    Error leads to recount in Crawford County, KS election

    Thursday, November 8 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-11-08 23:30:22 GMT

    Election day results from five of the 16 polling locations in Crawford County, Kansas were added into the unofficial results twice, according to County Clerk Don Pyle. County officials released corrected unofficial results today from the November 6th, 2018 election. Pyle says the issue was discovered during the routine audit of unofficial election results on a precinct by precinct basis. The County Clerk's Office says the human error resulted in the election day votes for the preci...

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    Election day results from five of the 16 polling locations in Crawford County, Kansas were added into the unofficial results twice, according to County Clerk Don Pyle. County officials released corrected unofficial results today from the November 6th, 2018 election. Pyle says the issue was discovered during the routine audit of unofficial election results on a precinct by precinct basis. The County Clerk's Office says the human error resulted in the election day votes for the preci...

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  • Democrat Who Lost Party Support, Loses Kansas House Race

    Democrat Who Lost Party Support, Loses Kansas House Race

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-11-07 19:58:51 GMT
        A deaf Democratic Kansas legislative candidate who lost the support of his party after he was accused by three women of being emotionally abusive has lost.     Chris Haulmark was defeated Tuesday by Republican John Toplikar for an open seat in a GOP-leaning House district in Olathe. The National Association of the Deaf said Haulmark would have been the first deaf legislator - at the state or national level - if he had won. But the state party and the Kansa...More >>
        A deaf Democratic Kansas legislative candidate who lost the support of his party after he was accused by three women of being emotionally abusive has lost.     Chris Haulmark was defeated Tuesday by Republican John Toplikar for an open seat in a GOP-leaning House district in Olathe. The National Association of the Deaf said Haulmark would have been the first deaf legislator - at the state or national level - if he had won. But the state party and the Kansa...More >>
  • Unconventional Candidate Defeats Kansas Republican Representative

    Unconventional Candidate Defeats Kansas Republican Representative

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 2:54 PM EST2018-11-07 19:54:00 GMT
       LGBT Native American Democrat Sharice Davids has defeated four-term Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder  in the GOP-leaning 3rd District.     Davids received a law degree from Cornell University and was a White House fellow during former President Barack Obama's administration. She won a district encompassing the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City that President Donald Trump narrowly lost in 2016.     Davids received 53 percent of the vote to Y...More >>
       LGBT Native American Democrat Sharice Davids has defeated four-term Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder  in the GOP-leaning 3rd District.     Davids received a law degree from Cornell University and was a White House fellow during former President Barack Obama's administration. She won a district encompassing the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City that President Donald Trump narrowly lost in 2016.     Davids received 53 percent of the vote to Y...More >>
  • Missouri ElectionsMore>>

  • Medical Marijuana Amendment Passed in Missouri

    Medical Marijuana Amendment Passed in Missouri

    Thursday, November 8 2018 11:54 AM EST2018-11-08 16:54:30 GMT

    Missouri voters approve constitutional Amendment 2, allowing "permit state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana for medical purposes to patients with serious illnesses and medical conditions." More than two million residents voted on Amendment 2 with 65.542% of those people voting 'Yes' on the measure. Two other medical marijuana measures failed.  Amendment 2, including the petition, is 13 pages. You can read the full measure here: https://www.sos.mo.go...

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    Missouri voters approve constitutional Amendment 2, allowing "permit state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana for medical purposes to patients with serious illnesses and medical conditions." More than two million residents voted on Amendment 2 with 65.542% of those people voting 'Yes' on the measure. Two other medical marijuana measures failed.  Amendment 2, including the petition, is 13 pages. You can read the full measure here: https://www.sos.mo.go...

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  • Missouri Voters Loosen Bingo Requirements

    Missouri Voters Loosen Bingo Requirements

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 2:33 PM EST2018-11-07 19:33:44 GMT
        Missouri voters have approved a constitutional amendment that changes the experience necessary to run a bingo game.      Amendment 4 passed on Tuesday with 52 percent of the vote. It was among several ballot issues facing Missouri voters.      The Missouri Constitution currently requires two years of membership in an organization for someone to run that organization's bingo game. The experience necessary will drop to six months. The ame...More >>
        Missouri voters have approved a constitutional amendment that changes the experience necessary to run a bingo game.      Amendment 4 passed on Tuesday with 52 percent of the vote. It was among several ballot issues facing Missouri voters.      The Missouri Constitution currently requires two years of membership in an organization for someone to run that organization's bingo game. The experience necessary will drop to six months. The ame...More >>
  • Missouri Candidate Opposed By His Children, Loses House Race

    Missouri Candidate Opposed By His Children, Loses House Race

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 2:26 PM EST2018-11-07 19:26:20 GMT
        A candidate whose son and daughter urged people not to vote for him has lost an election to serve in the Missouri House.       Republican Steve West was defeated Tuesday by incumbent Democrat Representative Jon Carpenter, who will represent a district that covers part of northern Kansas City and Gladstone.       Before the election, West's son and daughter urged voters to reject their father because he has espoused racist, hom...More >>
        A candidate whose son and daughter urged people not to vote for him has lost an election to serve in the Missouri House.       Republican Steve West was defeated Tuesday by incumbent Democrat Representative Jon Carpenter, who will represent a district that covers part of northern Kansas City and Gladstone.       Before the election, West's son and daughter urged voters to reject their father because he has espoused racist, hom...More >>
  • Oklahoma ElectionsMore>>

  • Oklahomans Elect A Woman To Congress For Only The Third Time

    Oklahomans Elect A Woman To Congress For Only The Third Time

    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-11-08 05:44:24 GMT
        A Democratic attorney has become only the third woman ever elected to Congress from Oklahoma, a state that ranks among the lowest in the nation for women in elective office.     Kendra Horn won the congressional seat in Oklahoma City that had been in Republican hands for four decades.     Horn defeated retired Army officer and GOP Representative Steve Russell in one of the midterm elections' biggest upsets. Russell had been seeking...More >>
        A Democratic attorney has become only the third woman ever elected to Congress from Oklahoma, a state that ranks among the lowest in the nation for women in elective office.     Kendra Horn won the congressional seat in Oklahoma City that had been in Republican hands for four decades.     Horn defeated retired Army officer and GOP Representative Steve Russell in one of the midterm elections' biggest upsets. Russell had been seeking...More >>
  • VoteCast: Oklahoma voters say nation headed right way

    VoteCast: Oklahoma voters say nation headed right way

    Tuesday, November 6 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-11-06 23:56:18 GMT
    A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in Oklahoma said the country is headed in the right direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. As voters cast ballots for governor and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that 65 percent of Oklahoma voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 35 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction. Here's a snapshot of who voted and why in Okla...More >>
    A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in Oklahoma said the country is headed in the right direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. As voters cast ballots for governor and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that 65 percent of Oklahoma voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 35 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction. Here's a snapshot of who voted and why in Okla...More >>
  • GOP Candidate Far Outpaces Democrat in Fundraising For Oklahoma Governor Race

    GOP Candidate Far Outpaces Democrat in Fundraising For Oklahoma Governor Race

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-10-31 04:30:41 GMT
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        The latest campaign finance reports show the Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor has raised more than twice as much money as his Democratic opponent, aided in part by personal loans to his campaign.        The report shows mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt has raised $10.2 million so far in his race against former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who reported raising about $4 million.        &nb...More >>
        The latest campaign finance reports show the Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor has raised more than twice as much money as his Democratic opponent, aided in part by personal loans to his campaign.        The report shows mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt has raised $10.2 million so far in his race against former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who reported raising about $4 million.        &nb...More >>
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