GOP, Unaffiliated Voter Registration Up In Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The ranks of Republican and unaffiliated voters are surging in Kansas, while the number of Democrats has plummeted since 2008.

The Kansas Secretary of State's Office says there are now 439,639 registered Democrats, a drop of more than 45,000 since the 2008 election. Democrats make up just over 25 percent of the state's registered voters.

Republican registrations increased by over 11,000 to 782,161 people. That's nearly 45 percent of the state's voter totals.

Unaffiliated registrations reached 508,204, an increase of more than 25,000 since 2008. Unaffiliated voters now make up 29 percent of the state's voters.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports ( ) Libertarian registrations also increased by more than 1,000 people to 10,828 members.

Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal,