Kansas City Polls Closed Postscript: The Dotte Ballot Too Big . . . Predictions???

Polls close at 7PM Central Standard time in Missouri & Kansas . . . 

Today was mostly uneventful but still deserves a quick round-up and yet another salute to our favorite faux Latina Lana . . . Along with, of course, snark from our blog community.

Check www.TonysKansasCity.com news gathering . . .

Nothing Can Convince Ur Drunk Uncle

Kansas City-area election workers hope to convince voters of safe, secure system

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. - On Monday, Larry Carnes was shaking his head in disappointment as concern and confusion filled his eyes. Less than 24 hours before today's midterm, the veteran Clay County deputy election judge talked to the KSHB I-Team about the worrisome changes he's seen among voters and why some believe the system is rigged.

Welcomed Anti-Climax At Voting Booth

Midterm voting mostly problem-free in battleground states, voting advocates report * Missouri Independent

As of midday Tuesday, voting across the country has largely gone smoothly without any major issues or incidents of voter intimidation, voting rights advocates said. In counties that did experience problems, which were typical of any Election Day, the incidents were largely attributed to faulty technology and human error.

Barrio Comeback Por Favor?!?

Going 360 on Latino representation and politics: Does population growth translate into power at the polls?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ask any Latino what they think about the future of their people and you might hear the same thing: It's growing. And it's true. The Latino population in the United States has grown more than sixfold since 1970 and is more than 62 million strong today.


Clay and Platte counties see big voter turnout on Election Day

Voter turnout on the Missouri side of the metro area has been steady as several races and issues are at stake.Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty serves as the polling place for six area precincts. Poll workers said voters started lining up before they opened the doors at 6 a.m.

Progressive Election Hopes & Dreams

Control of Kansas' four congressional seats, U.S. Sen. Moran's reelection hanging in balance - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Kansas voters in the 3rd District have good reason to sense deja vu Tuesday when making a decision between support of Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids or Republican nominee Amanda Adkins. In 2020, Davids defeated Adkins by 39,000 votes with 53.5% of those voting and Adkins slumping to 43.8%.

Show-Me Red State Fed Fight

Missouri clerk, secretary of state refuse to let federal officials monitor election

The Department of Justice announced Monday that it would be in Cole County and 63 other jurisdictions around the country to monitor compliance with federal voting laws. The U.S. Attorney's office previously notified election officials that was opening an investigation over voter accessibility issues in the county.

Democracy Whines In The Dark

Power outage briefly affects Kansas City polling place

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As voters head to the polls for the 2022 midterm elections, some small issues have been reported across the Kansas City area. A power outage at a Kansas City, Missouri polling place caused some temporary voting issues Tuesday afternoon. The power outage was reported around 2:30 p.m.

The Dotte Stuffs It In . . . 

Paper ballots in Wyandotte County are so big, it's causing scanning problems

Several voters and poll watchers have reported that paper ballots are causing issues with vote counting machines in Wyandotte County. According to Wyandotte County election officials, the issue stems from the increased size of paper ballots in this election. "There was not an issue with the machines," said Wyandotte County Election Commissioner Michael Abbott.

Kansas Dude Learns That Panty Raids Insurrections Have Consequences

Wichita man admits to assaulting officer, forcing them to stumble down steps during Jan. 6 riot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Wichita, Kansas, man admitted to assaulting an officer , and causing them to stumble down a set of steps during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in 2021. On Tuesday, Michael Eckerman, 38, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to assaulting, resisting, or impeding law enforcement officers.

Robots Reveal: It's All Good!!!

US cyber officials: 'No evidence' of interference behind isolated Election Day equipment malfunctions

Federal cyber officials confirmed to Hearst Television's National Investigative Unit they see "no evidence" of any interference behind isolated election equipment malfunctions in a few states, including in Arizona and New Jersey. Election officials in those states have attributed the outages to technical issues that they said they were working to resolve, pledging all cast ballots will be counted.At the same time, U.S.

Goodwin's Law Confirmed Again

How do you know Democrats are losing midterms? They're trotting out Nazi analogies

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. It's no fun to look ahead and realize that your party will lose a race, an entire election - maybe even via a massive wave.

Time NEVER On Your Side . . .

Official election results could take several days

While we're likely to see many preliminary results that will most likely be the outcomes, the official results won't be finalized until more than a week after election night.Vote tallies will begin rolling in around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. However, mailed ballots only have to be postmarked on Election Day in order to count in Kansas.

And this is the OPEN THREAD . . . And now we wait . . . 


You decide . . .