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The 2020 Election Takeaways In Missouri And Kansas

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Voters line up on the sidewalk along Liberty Street in Independence to vote absentee at the Jackson County Election Board office on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.

Voter turnout was tremendous in both Missouri and Kansas. While waiting for developments in the race for the White House, we dug into the state results.

In Missouri, it was a good night for Republican incumbents. The big surprise was the passing of Amendment 3, scrapping the Clean Missouri redistricting plan. In Kansas, Republicans kept Kansas' open senate seat along with their three congressional seats and Democrat Rep. Sharice Davids won her reelection bid.

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