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From: Center for Public Integrity
In Kansas, a legacy of voter suppression clouds progress – Center for Public Integrity
Activists push back against an unfounded fear of voter fraud.
From: 3KSN
Kansas expects record-setting turnout for general election
Kansas election officials predict that the state will see record-setting turnout for this year’s presidential election.
From: KSN-TV
Kansas expects record-setting turnout for general election
Kansas election officials predict that the state will see record-setting turnout for this years presidential election. The...
From: KCTV Kansas City
Kansas City early voting updates: Experts predict record election turnout
Already, 70 million votes have been cast. Thats half the total of the 2016 presidential election. Early votes continue adding up locally in the...
From: The Americano
Former Trump Officials: Vote for Biden or 'We Will No Longer Be America'
These former White House staffers blast Trump in a scathing new video as they urge Americans to vote for Joe Biden....
No, We Are Definitely Not ‘Rounding the Corner’ on the Coronavirus Pandemic
The White House celebrated the president's success in ending the COVID-19 pandemic" even as the US sets record high for new COVID cases....
From: KCTV Kansas City
Kansas City early voting updates: Experts predict record election turnout
Already, 70 million votes have been cast. Thats half the total of the 2016 presidential election. Early votes continue adding up locally in the...
Changed Your Mind? You Can Still Vote in Person Even if You Requested a Mail Ballot.
It's no longer safe to assume your ballot will arrive on time if you mail it. You can, however, still vote early or on Election Day....
From: NPR
How Voting Is Different This Year
Voting is different this year. NPR reporters break down what's changed, what voters need to look out for and some of the major legal issues still...
From: The Americano
Trump’s White House Officially Gives Up on Controlling the Pandemic
The White House Chief of Staff twice affirms that the administration has no plans to get the coronavirus pandemic under control as an outbreak grows...
From: FOX 4
Kansas City funeral home offering voters a ride to the polls this Election Day
Since 1996, Duane Harvey, a Kansas City funeral home director has spent his Election Day with a livelier crowd than hes used...
From: Shawnee Mission Post
A fear of the other party fuels culture war in Kansas' U.S. Senate race
The culture war issues that are polarizing national politics are also front and center in Kansas U.S....
From: Shawnee Mission Post
Young Kansans could prove to be a powerful voting bloc on Election Day
Kansas electoral landscape looks a lot different than it did four years ago, especially for the states youngest eligible voters, according to a...
From: KSHB
Despite concerns of shortages, Kansas City metro election boards see surge in poll workers
The 2020 presidential election is on pace to see high turnout across the Kansas City metro. Combine that with the need for more, larger polling...
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.
According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That’s a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the wealthiest Americans get even richer under Trump.
From: The Kansas City Star
Election facts vs. fiction: A road map for KC voters to spot disinformation in politics
Disinformation has become all too prevalent in our political campaigns, going viral online and leaving voters unsure what to believe. Join us for an informative discussion as we assess the impact that election disinformation is having on our politics.
Trump's War On Federal Employee Protections Is Going to Hurt Black Workers
Trump's latest executive order targets thousands of federal employees. Nearly 20% of them are Black Americans....
From: The Copper Courier
How the Pandemic Changed the Way We Vote
Elections officials have devised multiple ways for voters to cast their ballots safely and securely this year....
Trump Is Trying to Gut Yet Another Housing Rule That Fights Discrimination
The ACLU and other groups have filed suit against the federal government to stop the rule change from going into effect....
From: Floricua
Federal Court Rules Trump Cannot Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From Census
A court ruled the Trump administration acted unconstitutionally when it requested to gather census data on undocumented immigrants....
From: Lancaster Online
Voting in western Kansas county delayed by ballot misprint
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) In-person absentee voting is scheduled to resume Thursday in one western Kansas county after being shut down for three days...
From: The Keystone
Obama Urges Voters to 'Build Back Better' With Biden
Former President Barack Obama said Joe Biden made him a better president "and he has the experience and character to make us a better country."...
From: The Copper Courier
The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Only Getting Worse
Hospitalizations are growing in 37 states as Dr. Anthony Fauci says United States is not yet "on the road" to ending the pandemic....
From: KSN-TV
Democrats lead in Kansas’ returned voting ballots, Secretary of State says
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) Record numbers of Kansans are advance voting this election season, and according to the Kansas Secretary of States office,...
From: KFDI
Kansas reports early numbers on advance voting
Around 483,000 advance ballots have been mailed in Kansas for the November 3rd general election, and over 31-thousand people have voted in person so...
From: KCUR
5 Things To Know About Casting Your Ballot In The Kansas Elections
From going to a polling place to mailing in your choices, a short rundown of what voting looks like in Kansas for the Nov. 3 election....
All of the Times Republicans Have Refused to Help Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic
While Pelosi and the Trump administration continue stimulus negotiations, Senate Republicans have so far refused to offer meaningful assistance to...
Here's Every High-Profile Republican Who Has Endorsed Biden So Far
The list of Biden endorsers includes former Trump administration officials; former Republican senators, representatives, and governors; and hundreds...
An Incomplete—and Very Long—List of the Most Racist Policies the Trump Administration Has Tried to Enact
President Trump is no stranger to racist invective, and his administration hasn't shied away from broadly injecting racism into their policies. These...
From: DemCast
Dr. Barbara Bollier: The Democratic Senator for Kansas
Bollier would be the first female physician elected to the Senate at a time we need strong leadership on public health and healthcare legislation....
From: Up North News
Health Group to Trump: Please Just Stop Your ‘Super-Spreader’ Rallies Already
Wisconsins Lieutenant Governor joins demand that the president stop holding events that put lives at risk and normalize unsafe behavior....
Judge Rules Trump Won't Be Able to Take Food Assistance Away From 700,000 Americans
A federal judge on Sunday struck down the Trump administrations attempt to end food assistance for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans....
From: Futurity
Elections are odd in 2020. Political scientists explain
Elections are strange in 2020. Political scientists offer guidance on conspiracy theories, democratic backsliding, and voting by mail....
From: KLC Journal
Election represents a crossroads for suburban Kansas City Senate district | KLC Journal
The incumbent, Mike Thompson, and the challenger, Lindsey Constance, offer suburban Kansas City voters very different choices this fall....
From: NBC News
A new strain of voter depression is underway, with Black people as the target
Black voters are being discouraged from voting at all...
From: Forbes
Early Voting Continues At Historic Rate: 22 Million Ballots Already Cast
In Pennsylvania, 76% of returned ballots were from Democrats, while only 16% were from Republicans....
From: Shawnee Mission Post
Kansas Senate candidates on the issues: Police, transparency and the racial justice movement
Last month, we asked our readers what issues they wanted to hear the candidates running for office address ahead of Novembers general election....
Keeping It Together: A Guide To Not Losing It During This Crazy Election
Michigan therapist Erica Carulli gives her self-care tips for navigating a monumental election full of (mis)information....
From: NPR
Her Mother Voted In The Wake Of The 1918 Pandemic. Now, Voting Is A 'Sacred' Ritual
Helen Merrill and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Hartley, remember their family's matriarch, whose determination to vote in 1920 drove her to the polls...
From: Shawnee Mission Post
Kansas House candidates on the issues: Working across party lines
Last month, we asked our readers what issues they wanted to hear the candidates running for office address ahead of Novembers general election....
Trump 'army' of poll watchers could frighten voters, incite violence, election officials warn
Voting rights groups worry that President Donald Trump's call for an "army" to monitor polls could lead to violence and intimidation....
From: NBC News
Vote early, vote offline: Why elections aren't happening on our smartphones
Plenty of election work is computerized, but online voting risks centralizing a system that is secure in large part due to its "clunky" nature....
From: Shawnee Mission Post
Kansas Senate candidates on the issues: Medicaid expansion
Candidates for the state Senate answer questions about Medicaid expansion...
Trump's Rallies Have Previously Been Connected to COVID Cases. And They're Back.
President Donald Trump is back stumping on the campaign trail since his release from Walter Reed Medical Center last week due to COVID-19....
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has Been ‘Stunningly Hostile’ to Civil Rights, Critics Say
Activists worry a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court could hinder progress and potentially lead to rollbacks of Black Americans civil rights....
From: FiveThirtyEight
Why Democratic Senate Candidates Are Competitive In Red States Like Alaska, Kansas And Montana 
Democrats have a relatively clear path to securing a majority in the U.S. Senate: Win seats in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina all...
From: Up North News
Evers Asks GOP Leaders to Stop Weakening State’s Response to COVID-19
Instead, a GOP-led committee fights an emergency safeguard, even though it will expire by the time the Legislature can officially reject it....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Laptop Shortages Across US Widen Education Gap Even More
Families struggle to afford laptops, even in school districts that promised to buy each child a device....
From: ESU Bulletin
Kansas world language programs rife with linguistic discrimination
In a decade of work in multilingual education, Jacqueline Rodriguez has seen students learning English as a second language treated as if knowing...
From: The Copper Courier
How Huge Has Early Voting Been in 2020? Try Over-6-Million-Ballots Huge.
With a deadly pandemic raging alongside a particularly contentious election, voter turnout numbers for all types of early voting are shattering...
From: WKYC
Why you may not want to wait until Election Day to vote
Ballots are already being safely collected....
From: Dogwood
Know Your Rights: Legal Officials Outline What’s Allowed At the Polls
During Tuesday nights debate, President Donald Trump asked his supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully,...
Study Finds Trump Is the Leading Source of COVID-19 Misinformation
Thirty-eight percent of the over 1 million articles with coronavirus misinformation featured the president....
From: The Hill
Kansas Democratic Senate candidate breaks fundraising record
Kansas state Sen. Barbara Bollier, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Kansas, raised a record-breaking $13.5 million between July and September,...
From: KVOE
US District Court upholds Kansas electioneering law
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he's pleased a federal judge has upheld the state's electioneering law.
From: The Keystone
Candidates in 14 Key State House Races Share Their Ideas for Helping the Economy Recover
Republicans are looking to reopen businesses quickly, while Democrats look to longer-term solutions to aid in economic recovery....
As Recent Trump Interviews Run Off the Rails, Pelosi Announces 25th Amendment Move
Since leaving the hospital, President Trump has delivered rambling interviews, incoherent tweets, and called for imprisoning political enemies. His...
What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Could Mean for Your Reproductive Rights
Critics of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are worried about what her confirmation will mean for the future of family planningparticularly...
From: NPR
NPR Special Report: Voting In America
The 2020 election is taking place during a pandemic, in a vicious political season and amid an unprecedented lack of trust in the voting system. ...
From: The Columbian
Debate over policing roils Kansas cradle of Brown v. Board
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) When police in Kansas' capital city used force the last couple of years, Black residents were on the receiving end 35% of the...
From: US News
More Voting Options, Fewer Polling Sites Planned in Kansas
Kansas voters will have more options this year to cast their ballot...
From: WebMD
Voting During COVID Pandemic: How to Do It Safely
Record numbers of people have already cast ballots, whether by mail or through in-person early voting. The United States Elections Project says more...
From: KWCH 12
Law prohibiting electioneering within 250 feet of polling site is constitutional, judge rules
A federal judge Wednesday (Oct. 7, 2020) ruled that a Kansas law prohibiting electioneering within 250 feet of a polling site is constitutional and...
From: Cardinal & Pine
The Average American Spends 15 Times More on Health Care Than Trump Paid in Federal Income Taxes in 2017
The average person spent $11,172 on health care in 2018, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services15 times the amount Trump paid in...
From: The Wichita Eagle
Federal judge upholds Kansas’ polling place ‘buffer zone’ after ACLU lawsuit
A federal judge Wednesday upheld Kansas’s 250-foot “buffer zone” that prohibits electioneering near polling places during elections.
WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA
Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.
The care President Trump is likely to receive will set him apart from most Americans...
Trump Appointee Pressured CDC to Alter Report on COVID-19 Risks in Children
Political operative requested changes that downplayed the risks of COVID-19 to children as schools...
Democratic super PAC dives into Kansas Senate race
Duty and Country, which is affiliated with Senate Majority PAC, will spend $7.5 million in Kansas...
From: The Hutchinson News
At stake this election: Drawing Kansas’ district maps
When November rolls around in Kansas, a lot of eyes will be on the presidential competition or the tight U.S. Senate battle...
From: The Courier
Answered: What Is My Voter Registration Deadline?
Registering to vote is a crucial step in the voting process—and deadlines are rapidly approaching (or have passed) across the country. Here’s your guide...
From: CNBC
Barack Obama to U.S. voters: ‘Our elections matter to everyone’
With the U.S. presidential election about a month away, former President Barack Obama has urged citizens to cast their votes in a race...
From: The Courier
Trump Pretends the Stock Market Is the Economy, Again. Experts Say Biden’s Plan Is Better for American Workers.
In Tuesday night’s debate, President Trump continued to claim that the stock market would save the country.
From: The Courier
Trump Insulted Biden’s Son for Drug Addiction, But Overdose Deaths Have Increased During His Presidency.
Deaths from drug overdoses increased in more than two-thirds of states last year.
From: KSHB
U.S. Senate - Kansas: Marshall and Bollier
Here's where Republican candidate Roger Marshall and Democratic candidate Barbara Bollier...
From: KMUW
FAQs: What You Need To Know In The 2020 General Election
The countdown to the 2020 general election is on.
From: CNN
Kansas could do something in November it hasn't done in almost 100 years
The last time Kansas sent a Democrat to the US Senate, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby was all over the news.
From: 3KSN
President Trump’s call to watch the polls is illegal in Kansas
A plea from the President could be illegal in Kansas.
From: Fox4
Kansas City Election Board says poll watchers must be chosen by party’s county committee
As we inch closer to election day, voter both fraud and intimidation continue to be hot topics.
From: Courier
Trump Administration Pulled Money from CDC for an Ad Campaign and Now COVID Cases Are Surging Again
Referred to in budget documents as the “Covid-19 immediate surge public advertising and awareness campaign,”...
From: The Kansas City Star
Competing internal polls show tight Senate race between Marshall, Bollier in Kansas
The U.S. Senate race between Kansas Republican Rep. Roger Marshall and Democrat Barbara Bollier is within single digits...
From: KSN
Kansas Secretary of State expecting near 70% voter turn out in November
We are just over a month away from the November general election. But you only have two weeks left to register to vote.
From: KSHB
Kansas to install 'ballot boxes' across state to ease mail-in voting
As the number of mail-in ballot applications in Johnson County surges past 100,000, election officials are expanding...
From: KSN
Kansas officials issue warning about third-party voter engagement efforts
Several elected officials are issuing a warning to Kansas voters to exercise caution with third-party voter engagement efforts.
From: Business Insider
First-term Rep. Sharice Davids faces Republican Amanda Adkins in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District
First-term Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids looks to retain her House seat against Amanda Adkins
From: KSNT
Kansas voters breaking records ahead of Election Day
It is just over a month away from the November General Election, but Kansans only have two weeks left...
From: The Courier
Trump’s Latest Executive Order Does Absolutely Nothing to Protect People With Pre-Existing Conditions
Instead, the president is suing to overturn the law that actually prohibits insurance companies..
From: The Courier
Flip-Flopping On Accepting Election Results Is Nothing New for Trump
President Trump’s latest remarks about accepting this year’s election results were shocking, but are nothing new.
From: KWCH12
1,500 mail ballots arrived too late to count in Kansas
Election data shows more than 1,500 Kansans did not have their votes...
From: 13WIBW
Former President Barack Obama endorses Kansas House candidates
Former President Barack Obama has endorsed three Kansas House candidates.
From: Business Insider
Republican Jake LaTurner and Democratic Michelle De La Isla compete in Kansas' 2nd District
Jake LaTurner will face Michelle De La Isla to represent Kansas' 2nd Congressional District in November.
From: KMUW
Kansas Election Workers Wanted
Being an election worker is a great way to serve your community!
From: Courier
Grand Jury Indicts Only One of Three Cops Involved in Breonna Taylor Case—and Not for Her Death
Officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of “wanton endangerment”...
From: McPherson Sentinel
Will the Statehouse get younger this election? These Kansans hope so
As a crop of young Kansans run for state office, there will be more young folks in the Capitol next session
From: Hutchinson News
Voting Deadlines To Remember
Hutchinson/Reno County voters need some information they can depend on.
From: WBNG
Kansas Senate debate sees clashes on Supreme Court, climate
The Republican nominee for Kansas’ open Senate seat has called for quick action to replace...
From: KAKE
Kansas Sen. Roberts backs filling Ginsburg vacancy this year
Sen. Roberts of Kansas declared Monday that he supports replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
From: KWCH
How to Vote in Kansas
Here’s what you need to know if you plan on voting ahead of the November 3rd election.
From: KSN
Truth Test: Fact-checking a Marshall ad against Bollier
The ad makes it appear that Bollier is talking about abortions, but we find that to be misleading.
From: KSN
Wichita State’s Charles Koch Arena selected as a 2020 early voting site
Wichita State University and Charles Koch Arena will become an early voting site.
From: KSN
Former Kansas Sen. Kassebaum backs Bollier in Senate race
Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum is supporting Democrat Barbara Bollier.

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