Kansas

4 seats: 3R, 1D

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 22nd (52%)
  • Victory Margin: 17th (33%)

Facts in Focus

  • In 2000, fewer than two in five Kansan adults voted for the U.S. House Member who represents them.
  • The average U.S. House race in Kansas was won by 33% in 2000. This represents a slight increase in the margin of victory that began in the past decade up from 27% in 1998, 13% in 1996, 26% in 1994, and 21% in 1992.
  • With 63% of the statewide vote in House races in 2000, Republicans won 75% of Kansas' House seats. In 1996, Republicans won a lower share of the statewide vote (56%), but won all four seats.
  • Democratic voters were twice as likely as Republican voters were to waste their vote on a losing candidate.
  • Kansas' U.S. House races were being won by wider margins in 2000, edging the state closer to the norm of the 1980s when at least 80% of seats were won by a landslide in every election.
  • Democrat Dennis Moore is the only Democrat to win in Kansas since 1992 and only the second Kansas challenger to beat an incumbent since 1982.
  • All current House Members have been elected since 1992.


How Kansas ranked in 2000

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