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

top of page

Copyright 2000 The Center for Voting and Democracy
6930 Carroll Ave. Suite 901    Takoma Park, MD  20912
(301) 270-4616 ____ [email protected]