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

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

1972
R
1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
R
1996
R
2000
R
2004
R
2008
R
2012
R
2016
R

Electoral College Votes

Republican
People's
Democratic

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names. 2020 electoral votes shown in dark green until after the election.

U.S. Senate Voting History

  Class 1982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018
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2
R
R
R
R
R
R
3
R
R
R
R
R
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

District1982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018
1
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R
R
R
R
R
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R
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R
R
R
R
2
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
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R
R
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
3
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
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R
D
4
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
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R
R
R
5
R
R
R
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R

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.