Young Kansas voter turnout soars; A GOP threat in 2020?


It was the kind of voter turnout seen in few other places last year.

The rate of young adults voting in Kansas — the kind of voters who tend to identify with Democrats — increased 20 percentage points from four years earlier.

It was the ninth highest percentage increase nationally, helping to drive the winning campaigns of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Democratic Congresswoman Sharice Davids.

Last year, 38.8% of the 18-to-29 age bracket in Kansas turned out to vote in the general election, up from 18.4% four years earlier when former Republican Gov. Sam Brownback was re . . .


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