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Predicting the unpredictable: Was Kansas prepared for unprecedented voter turnout?

Historic voter turnout in the Aug. 2 primary surprised even the state’s chief election officer. Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab announced four days before the election that he predicted a 36% voter turnout, or around 700,000 voters.  Historically, midterm primaries draw 20% to 25% of voters. Schwab’s prediction padded that number by about 50% […]