Kansas Election 2014 blog timeline

Decision 2014 (KSN News)

11:00 p.m.Paul Davis concedes from the Governor race. Sam Brownback (49.2%) is re-elected as Kansas Governor.

10:53 p.m. – The Brownback lead (49.1%) keeps growing as the number of counties finish up their votes. 77% of all precincts are reporting.

10:46 p.m. – With 75% of all precincts reporting, Brownback (49%) is still ahead of Davis (47%), and the vote spread has increased to 13,681 in favor of Brownback.

10:42 p.m. – Things are starting to slow down now. Thanks for sticking with us this evening! We’ll still be around to deliver the Brownback/Davis decision.

10:35 p.m. – Brownback’s percentage lead (48.9%) keeps inching forward past Davis (47.2%), but the vote disparity has grown to 12,300 with 72% precincts reporting.

10:30 p.m. – Brownback (48.9%) still holds the lead over Davis (47.2%) with 71% of precincts reporting. Brownback holds a 11,000 vote lead over Davis.

10:27 p.m. – Kris Kobach (57.3%) has officially been re-elected as the Secretary of State.

10:25 p.m. – Kansas voters approve an amendment to state constitution to allow charity fundraising raffles.

10:20 p.m. – The numbers are starting to slow down now, with most of the results out of eastern Kansas completed.

10:17 p.m. – Brownback (48.8%) still holds the lead against Davis (47.3%) with nearly 70% of all precincts reporting.

10:12 p.m. – While this race hasn’t been officially called, Kobach (57.7%) leads over Schodorf (42.3%) with 68% precincts reporting.

10:08 p.m. – Brownback (48.7%) has built a steady lead over Davis (47.4%) with a 7,800 vote favor for Brownback. 68% of all precincts reporting.

10:05 p.m. – All of the votes for Sedgwick County have been counted, and the final total of votes cast were 140,725 from 275,499 registered voters, which is 51% voter participation this mid-term election!

10:04 p.m. – Republican Lynn Jenkins is elected to the U.S House, District 2.

10:01 p.m. – Brownback has a 632 voter lead over Davis with 50% of all precincts reporting.

9:59 p.m. – NBC has called the race for the U.S. Senate and has named Pat Roberts (53.9%) the winner.

9:58 p.m. – Roberts (51.4%) continues to grow his lead against Orman (44.2%) with over 50% of all precincts reporting.

9:55 p.m. – The Wichita Sales Tax did not pass, with all precincts counted. 62% NO, 37% YES.

9:54 p.m. – Brownback (48.2%) pulls ahead of Davis (47.8%) with under 2,000 votes leading for Brownback.

9:50 p.m. – Pat Roberts (51.1%) has a growing lead over Orman (44.5%), a 6.7% spread between the two and over 30,000 votes giving Roberts the advantage.

9:48 p.m. – The lead Kobach (56.6%) has keeps growing against Schodorf (43.4%). 1234 precincts reporting.

9:46 p.m.60 votes between Brownback and Davis, giving Davis a lead by inches.

9:45 p.m. – Brownback (47.9%) is rubber banding back to Davis (48.1%), with 797 votes between the two.

9:40 p.m. – Mike Pompeo (54%) wins the U.S. House, District 4, over Schuckman (32%).

9:39 p.m. – It’s looking bleak for Orman (45.1%) as Roberts (50.4%) has held the lead for quite some time, and the number of counties left to report begin to dwindle.

9:35 p.m. – In Sedgwick County, 206 precincts have been counted and 127,348 votes have been counted so far, and there are 232,799 registered voters, which means that 54.7% of voter participation so far, and there’s about 40 precincts left to count! Way to go Sedgwick County voters!

9:30 p.m. – The pendulum swings back to Davis (48.2%) after Brownback (47.8%) took the lead for a matter of minutes. 1107 precincts reporting.

9:29 p.m. – The Roberts’ (50.9%) lead keeps building steam over Orman (44.5%) with 1108 (32%) precincts reporting.

9:27 p.m. – Brownback (48.1%) pulls ahead of Davis (47.9%) for the first time all night. Brownback is ahead by a little over 1,000 votes.

9:25 p.m. – Kobach (56%) has an even bigger lead over Schodorf (43.9%) with 972 precincts reporting. This race may be called soon.

9:23 p.m. – Brownback (47.7%) is beginning to catch up to Davis (48.4%) with 978 precincts reporting. This race is heating up and is going to be a close one!

9:21 p.m. – Roberts’ lead keeps growing (50.5%) compared to Orman (44.9%). 28.7 of all precincts have reported. Over 20,000 votes separate the two.

9:17 p.m. – The race for the Governor is starting to catch up. With 865 precincts reporting, Davis (49.1%) still leads Brownback (47.1%), but the votes have been continuing to grow in Brownback’s favor.

9:12 p.m. – 854 precincts reporting in the U.S. Senate Race – Roberts (165,520 votes) leads Orman (151,033 votes), with a 4.37% lead for Roberts. However, Wyandotte County near Kansas City has not submitted any results. Wyandotte is once of the major campaign areas for Orman.

9:11 p.m. – Kris Kobach (54%) has a firm lead over Jean Schodorf (46%) with 797 precincts reporting.

9:10 p.m. – The lead between Davis (49%) and Brownback (47%) has started to close, with 793 precincts reporting.

9:07 p.m. – The lead for Roberts (49.6%) keeps going up and up. Roberts now holds a 3.5% lead over Orman (46.0%), with over 11,000 votes separating the two.

9:05 p.m. – With over 40% of Sedgwick County ballots reported, the Sales Tax still remains 60% NO, 39% YES. It’s safe to say that there will not be a sales tax increase in Wichita.

9:03 p.m. – About 100 new precincts reporting in, and Roberts now has a 2.87% lead on Orman.

9:00 p.m. – Roberts (48.9%) is creating a gap between Orman (46.8%). This is the largest lead Roberts has had all evening, with a 5,823 vote advantage. 640 precincts reporting.

8:57 p.m. – Republican Tim Huelskamp wins re-election in Kansas 1st District.

8:55 p.m. – The Secretary of State race may be called soon. Kobach (53%) leads Schodorf (47%) with 585 precincts reporting.

8:53 p.m. – Roberts storms ahead of Orman with a 4,660 vote lead. 619 of 3479 (17.8%) precincts reporting.

8:50 p.m. – Paul Davis maintaining a 4% lead over Brownback, with a lead of over 10,000 votes (of 267,000 total).

8:48 p.m. – 529 precincts reporting. The Robert lead is still within 3,000 votes. Over 250,000 have been recorded for this race.

8:46 p.m. – Republican Ron Estes wins second term as Kansas state treasurer.

8:45 p.m. – The race for the Kansas Attorney General has been called. Republican Derek Schmidt has been re-elected.

8:43 p.m. – The latest on the Segdwick County Sales Tax looks like a resounding no, with 60% NO. No official call has been made at this time, but the percentages haven’t changed much.

8:40 p.m. – 379 precincts reporting. Roberts is still holding a lead over Orman, with Roberts 3,000 votes in the lead.

8:37 p.m. – Here’s where the voting count stands at this time. 3 counties have fully completed their results. 357 of 3479 (10%) precincts have reported.

8:35 p.m. – Kobach (50%) has taken a firm lead over Schodorf (44%) with 356 precincts reporting.

8:32 p.m. – 250 Precincts reporting on for the Orman/Roberts race. It’s been bouncing back and forth all night, with Roberts (48.7%) ahead of Orman (48.2%). Orman and Roberts have been trading top positions for most of the evening, and currently there’s an 883 vote lead for Roberts.

8:30 p.m. – Looking back at the Gov. Race – Davis (52%) leads Brownback (48%). 232 precincts reporting.

8:22 p.m. – Sedgwick County update on the Sales Tax. 58% NO, 41% YES.

8:20 p.m. – 117 precincts reporting – Roberts (76474) is still ahead of Orman (75692), which is a mere 782 votes, which is under a .5% spread between the two.

8:17 p.m. – Results have started to slow down at this time. 77 of the 3479 precincts have reported, which is a little over 2% of the total precincts that are reporting. Keep in mind that if certain trends continue in voting, some of the races may be called early.

8:13 p.m. – The latest from Orman/Roberts. Roberts ahead by close to 2,000 votes, or a 2.18% lead for Roberts.

8:11 p.m. – Sedgwick County Election Office says their server is back up and running, so we should get some more results soon and an update on the Sales Tax.

8:10 p.m. – Kobach (50%) swings ahead of Schodorf (45%) with 77 precincts reporting.

8:07 p.m. – It’s been quite in the Sedgwick County Election Office, with no new updates since 7:33 p.m. KSN is told that they are having some technical issues that is slowing down the process. A similar case happened in 2012, although the races were not nearly as close.

8:05 p.m. – Here’s the latest from the Gov. race: Davis still ahead (51%) to Brownback (48%), Umbehr trails with .7%. Davis’ lead is starting to thin out.

8:00 p.m. – The latest between Roberts/Orman – 38814 for Roberts, 38381 for Orman. A 433 vote lead for Roberts at this time. 34 of 3479 precincts reporting.

7:56 p.m. – Even though things look close and compelling, only 1% of all precincts have been reported.

7:55 p.m. – Kris Kobach and Jean Schodorf are neck and neck with Kobach with a slight lead (50% to 49%).

7:50 p.m. – Orman is 100 votes ahead of Roberts with over 75,000 votes counted! 12 precincts reporting.
Mike Pompeo (60%) with a major lead on Perry Schuckman (39%) with over 50,000 votes counted so far.

7:45 p.m. – Davis (52%)  has a good lead on Brownback (47%) with 8 precincts reporting.

7:40 p.m. – 7 precincts reporting. Roberts pulls ahead of Orman by 146 votes (of 6948 votes counted). This is going to be a close race!

7:35 p.m.Sedgwick County results have just started to come in. Still 0 of 251 precincts reported in Sedgwick County.
Wichita Sales Tax looking unlikely to pass if trends continue to follow: 40% yes, 59% no.

7:30 p.m. – Early results for the races are starting to fill out. 5 precincts reporting at this time.

7:17 p.m. – Butler County is starting to report their election results. The link to that page is here.

7:13 p.m. – Results are starting to come in! The numbers are very small at this time with 2 precincts of 3479 reporting!

7:00 p.m. – Polls have officially closed in Kansas and early voting ballots are beginning to be entered into the system.

Videos from our cuttings and updates will be added throughout the evening.

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