Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Kansas Evolution Election: Anti-evolution forces win one, but may have lost the state board

[11:39 p.m.]

Over at Thoughts From Kansas, Josh is celebrating and calling the night a victory for the pro-science forces. This is a victory that will shift the balance of power away from the anti-evolution religious right. Looking at the numbers, I suspect he is right, but stay tuned to be certain.

[11:30 pm]

with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, AP has called the District 3 state Board of Education race for anti-evolution incumbent John Bacon.

Bacon ended with 49.3 percent of the vote, pro-science challenger Harry McDonald got 40.2 percent and a second challenger David Olphant received 10.4 percent.

Despite this victory, Bacon faces moderate Democrat Don Weiss in November. For full details on Weiss and other candidates, see Red State Rabble's fine overview of the entire field of candidates here.

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