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Kansas Democrats have perfect record for picking nominees

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Kansas hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential nominee in a general election since 1964. But the state’s Democrats have the only perfect record in the nation when it comes to endorsing their party’s eventual nominee over the past 50 years, according to an analysis by American University’s Kogod School of Business. Kansas Democrats’ closest rivals live in Wyoming, which has an 88.9 percent prediction rate and caucuses on Saturday. Kansas Democrats overwhelmingly favored Bernie Sanders, who trails in the delegate count but has won more of the states with the best prediction records than Hillary Clinton has. As for Kansas Republicans: Their accuracy rate in picking eventual nominees is 57 percent. – Rhonda Holman