Kansas Creationist Election Results: 03 Aug 2010

Kansas GOP Primary Election Results

Sam Brownback or Joan Heffington? Winner: Brownback

Kansas State Board of Education Election
GOP Primary Results

District 3: John Bacon or Dennis George? Winner: Bacon

District 7: Kenneth Willard or M.T. Liggett? Winner: Willard

Results reported here: Primary Election Results

Last week we posted Creationists on the Ballot: August 2010. We mentioned several election contests, but these are scheduled for today, 03 August 2010:

In the Kansas Republican primary for Governor, extreme creationist Joan Heffington is running against Sam Brownback. We’ve been told that Brownback is a creationist too. We don’t know if he is, but Heffington is by far the crazier of the two. See: Creationist in Kansas Governor’s Race.

Also in Kansas, two old-time, hard-core, flaming, full-blown creationists who were part of that state’s madness back in 2005 during the Kansas evolution hearings are running for re-election to the Kansas State Board of Education. The two creationists are John Bacon, who now represents District 3, and Kenneth Willard of District 7. We’ve posted about those races before, most recently here: Kansas Creationist School Board Update 24 Jul ’10.

In District 3, Republican incumbent John Bacon, creationist, is opposed by challenger Dennis George. George is preferable by far. In District 7, the GOP creationist incumbent, Kenneth Willard, is opposed by an artist, M.T. Liggett. Liggett is a bit unconventional, but he’s not a creationist so he’s our choice.

One of our operatives informed us of the website where election returns are posted and updated as results come in. We’ve added that to the red box at the start of this post. When the results are known, we’ll indicate the winners in the red box. So check back later to find out what happened.

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12 responses to “Kansas Creationist Election Results: 03 Aug 2010

  1. I found where election results are to be posted:

    http://www.kssos.org/ent/kssos_ent.html

  2. Good work, RogerE. I’ll add that to the post.

  3. “We’ve been told that Brownback is a creationist too. We don’t know if he is, but Heffington is by far the crazier of the two.”

    Well, if raising his hand during that Presidential debate didn’t convince you about Brownback, how about this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/31/opinion/31brownback.html?ex=1338264000&en=6ba429e1faddc2f0&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

    “If belief in evolution means simply assenting to microevolution, small changes over time within a species, I am happy to say, as I have in the past, that I believe it to be true. If, on the other hand, it means assenting to an exclusively materialistic, deterministic vision of the world that holds no place for a guiding intelligence, then I reject it. ” …

    “The most passionate advocates of evolutionary theory offer a vision of man as a kind of historical accident. That being the case, many believers — myself included — reject arguments for evolution that dismiss the possibility of divine causality. ” …

    And so on and so forth … a lot of tap dancing but no doubt he rejects the science of evolution.

  4. Gabriel Hanna

    You’ve got a lot of operatives now, SC.

  5. Okay, John Pieret. I’m convinced. But he’s still not as crazy as his opponent. In these times, we must be grateful that we can still select the lesser evil.

  6. Gabriel Hanna says: “You’ve got a lot of operatives now, SC.”

    Yes. But the day may come when you’re hauled before the Tribunal and asked: “Are you now or have you ever been an operative?”

  7. No results yet. The website that gives the votes as they come in says it’s updated every 15 minutes. Who ever imagined that Kansas would be so exciting?

  8. Early results are coming in. In the Governor’s race, with 9 of 3316 precincts reporting, Brownback has 80% of the vote.

    With 4 of 465 precincts reporting, Willard has 80%.

    Nothing yet in the Bacon-George election.

  9. Both creationists seem to be winning in the Board of Education races. It’s very early, but if the trend continues …

    With 4 of 315 precincts in, Bacon is beating George with 73% of the vote.

    With 15 of 465 precincts in, Willard is beating Liggett with 77% of the vote.

  10. This is probably our last update for tonight. In the Governor’s race, with 415 of 3,316 precincts reporting, Brownback has 81% of the vote.

    In the two primaries for State Board of Education, the creationists are winning.

    With only 11 of 315 precincts reporting, Bacon has 70% of the vote.

    With 50 of 465 precincts reporting, Willard has 73% of the vote.

  11. This is our final update. In the Governor’s race, with 3,306 of 3,316 precincts reporting, Brownback has 82% of the vote.

    In the two primaries for State Board of Education, both creationists have won.

    With all 315 precincts reporting, Bacon has 65% of the vote.

    With all 465 precincts reporting, Willard has 74% of the vote.

  12. No real surprise…this is Kansas we’re talking about after all.