Kansas

Kansas entered the Union in January 1861, a little over two months prior to the start of the Civil War and seven years after it became a territory under the aptly named Kansas-Nebraska Act. The state is strongly Republican in presidential elections; it hasn’t voted for a Democrat since 1964, when Lyndon Johnson won the presidency in a landslide. In 2016, Donald Trump won by 57% to 36% over Hillary Clinton.

Kansas’ population growth has been slower than the nation’s as a whole in recent decades, as population trends have been away from rural locations to more urban centers. As a result, the state has lost electoral influence: From a peak of 10 electoral votes in the early part of the 20th century to six today.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Likely Trump
2020 Kansas Polls

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
41.6% 56.2%
2016
36.1% 56.7%
2012
38.0% 59.7%
2008
41.7% 56.6%
2004
36.6% 62.0%
2000
37.2% 58.0%

Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
R
1996
R
2000
R
2004
R
2008
R
2012
R
2016
R
2020
R

Electoral College Votes

Republican
People's
Democratic

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names.

U.S. Senate Voting History

  Class 1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
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3
R
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R

Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse. These are general election results for the years listed.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
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2
D
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3
R
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D
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D
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D
R
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R
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Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project. These are general election results for the years listed.

Vertical lines before 1992, 2002 and 2012 show Census-related redistricting breakpoints. Geographic borders associated with district numbers may have changed.

Governor Voting History

1974
R
1978
D
1982
D
1986
R
1990
D
1994
R
1998
R
2002
D
2006
D
2010
R
2014
R
2018
D

Data: Wikipedia. These are general election results for the years listed.