Here is a summary of the election results in Kansas: (View full map)
As expected, Mitt Romney won Kansas handily, with the Associated Press calling the race for him soon after polls closed. A Democrat hasn’t won the state since Lyndon B. Johnson did in 1964. In September, a man in Manhattan, Kan., petitioned to have Obama’s name removed from the ballot, questioning the authenticity of his birth certificate, but later withdrew his petition. Obama’s mother, and both of his maternal grandparents, were born in Kansas.
All four of Kansas’s congressional districts are held by Republicans and will remain so. In two there was no Democratic opposition in the election. In the 2nd District, which is the eastern end of the state minus Kansas City (but including Topeka), Lynn Jenkins easily beat German-born minister Tobias Schlingensiepen. In the 4th Mike Pompeo defeated Robert Tillman, a retired court service worker. Tillman would have been Kansas’s first black congressman had he won. The Libertarian candidate changed his name from Jack Talbert to Thomas Jefferson for this election but it didn’t do him much good in the returns.
More from PostPolitics:
- For full coverage of Election Night breaking news, including reporting from swing states around the country, follow The Post’s Election 2012 liveblog.
- The Grid aggregates the best multimedia, and commentary from across the social web in a clean, simple display.
- Updated election results on a county-by-county basis are available on the The Post’s election day map. Sort through the Senate, House, Gubernatorial, and Presidential election results.