On Tuesday night, our Kansas News Service reporters fanned out, watching election results from the top of the ballot to the bottom. Jim McLean begins our coverage at the top. The latest polls had the governor’s race between Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Democratic state Senator Laura Kelly as a dead heat, and the candidates had been bracing for a long night.
Stephen Koranda, Brian Grimmett, Madeline Fox, and Jim McLean report for Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News Service. The Kansas News Service is a collaboration involving public media outlets dedicated to covering health, education and politics across the state.
Amy Jeffries and Scott Canon from the Kansas News Service - and KPR's J. Schafer - contributed to this report.