BREAKING: Kelly projected to win over Schmidt in close race for Governor

Governor Laura Kelly gives a speech at her election night watch party on Nov. 8, 2022. (Elizabeth Sandstrom | Collegian Media Group)

Laura Kelly/David Toland (D) are projected to win with 49% for Governor/Lt. Governor with 100% of the vote counted. Derek Schmidt/Katie Sawyer (R) follow with 48% of the vote while Seth Cordell/Evan Laudick-Gains (L) hold 1% and Dennis Pyle/Kathleen E. Garrison (I) hold 2% of the vote. The gap between Kelly and Schmidt is less than 15,000 votes.

Laura Kelly/David Toland (D): 479,875

Derek Schmidt/Katie Sawyer (R): 465,620

Seth Cordell/Evan Laudick-Gains (L): 10,659

Dennis Pyle/Kathleen E. Garrison (I): 19,753

I'm Carter Schaffer, the editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously I wrote for the news desk and did some photo/video work. I am a senior in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism, and I hope to work in news or video production one day. I've also interned at The Well News in Washington, D.C., through TFAS. I grew up in Andover, Kansas, home of the Andover Trojans, and I've been a Wildcat all my life.