Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Wyandotte County Losing Registered Voters

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Wyandotte County Losing Registered Voters

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LAWRENCE -- Wyandotte County, a traditional Democratic stronghold in Kansas, has lost about 7,000 registered voters even as the state has added more than 10,000 voters to registration rolls the last two years.

The Lawrence Journal-World reported that Kansas has added 10,591 more voters since July 2014, while Wyandotte, the state's third largest county, has lost 7,009 registered voters.

Figures from the secretary of state's office show Wyandotte County had 8.5 percent fewer voters on July 1, 2016, than it did exactly two years earlier. Just over half of the decline can be attributed to a loss of registered Democratic voters, and 49 percent is due to a decline in unaffiliated voters. There were 25 fewer Republican voters in Wyandotte County than two years ago. …

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