Election 2020

Republican Roger Marshall was elected in November to the U.S. Senate after defeating Democrat Barbara Bollier by leaning on Kansas' heavy GOP voter registration to overcame a financial disadvantage. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

U.S. Senate insiders: Bollier’s money, message no match for political gravity propelling Marshall

BY: - January 10, 2021

Campaign insiders say Marshall exploited voter views of abortion, gun rights in U.S. Senate campaign to overcome Bollier fundraising advantage.

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, a Kansas Democrat in the 3rd District, said the 25th Amendment should be deployed to remove President Donald Trump from office.(Submitted/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas Rep. Davids calls for Trump ouster via 25th Amendment

BY: - January 7, 2021

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids says the 25th Amendment should be deployed to remove President Donald Trump from office.

U.S. Rep. Estes: Violent Trump supporters derail peaceful appeal for fair elections

BY: - January 6, 2021

Kansas Democrat Davids, Republican Estes denounce incursion at U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump.

A protester holds a flag in support of President Donald Trump inside the U.S. Capitol building near the Senate chamber in Washington, D.C. Congress held a joint session Wednesday to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over Trump. A group of GOP senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Capitol under lockdown after pro-Trump mob storms inside

BY: and - January 6, 2021

A violent mob derailed the typically routine process of Congress certifying the presidential election results on Wednesday, with the House of Representatives and Senate abruptly recessing after President Donald Trump’s supporters clashed with police and forced their way into the U.S. Capitol. Both legislative chambers were evacuated amid the chaos of pro-Trump rioters who pushed […]

Repulbican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran said he would vote against the Wednesday challenge of Electoral College votes that four Kansas GOP colleagues in Congress contend were tainted by scandal to give Democratic President-elect Jo Biden the victory. (Screenshot via Sen. Jerry Moran Youtube)

Moran prepares to defy Trump, four Kansas GOP lawmakers in Electoral College drama

BY: - January 6, 2021

U.S. Sen. Moran opposes rejecting Electoral College votes delivering a win to Biden, while four Kansas GOP colleagues take the opposite view.

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

BY: and - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner, the 2nd District Republican, said businesses in Kansas were having difficulty filling job vacancies because the COVID-19 federal unemployment benefit of $300 weekly was a disincentive for people to return to work. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

U.S. Rep. LaTurner vows to comply with term-limits pledge

BY: - January 5, 2021

Freshman U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner, Republican of Kansas, says he'll sponsor constiutional amendment limiting terms of members of Congress.

Lt. Gov. David Toland, who retains his job as secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce, was sworn into office Monday to fill the vacancy at lieutenant governor. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Toland sworn in as lieutenant governor of Kansas, but keeping old job at commerce

BY: - January 4, 2021

Gov. Kelly appoints her commerce secretary, David Toland, the the job of lieutenant governor ahead of 2022 election campaign.

U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, U.S. Rep. Ron Estes and U.S. Rep.-elect Tracey Mann and Jake LaTurner are joining an effort to block counting of Electoral College votes to support President Donald Trump's assertion fraud led to his re-election loss to President-elect Joe Biden. (Sherman

Four in Kansas’ congressional delegation joining Electoral College challenge on Trump’s behalf

BY: - January 3, 2021

Four of Kansas' six congressional delegation members are challenging the counting of Electoral College votes due to concern about anti-Trump fraud.

OPINION

Trump’s efforts to overturn the election could be trouble for lawyers who participated — even in Kansas

BY: - December 29, 2020

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Mike Hoeflich is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. President Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of November’s election provoked a legal circus, and […]

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, began his political career in 1976 with a campaign for the Kansas House and survived an astonishing 44 years in the Legislature, a state record. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

How an academic experiment evolved into an historic 44-year Kansas political odyssey

BY: - December 28, 2020

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley began his legislative career as a Kansas experiment and stayed on at the Capitol a record 44 years.

Seven Democratic women elected to the Kansas House in November called for the resignation of Rep.-elect Aaron Coleman, of Kansas City, Kansas, for allegedly engaging in violent behavior against women and calling for a "hit" on Gov. Laura Kelly. (Submitted)

Seven women elected to Kansas House urge ‘unfit’ Democratic colleague to step aside

BY: - December 21, 2020

Seven Democratic women elected to Kansas House call on Rep.-elect Aaron Colemen to step aside, claiming his violent tendencies make him unfit for office.