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    Kansas Scrambles To Change Rules After 6 Teens Enter Governor's Race

    There are a lot of requirements if you want to vote in Kansas. You must be 18 years old. You need to show a photo ID at your polling place and show proof of U.S. citizenship when you register to vote. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says the state's voter ID laws are among the strictest in the nation.

    But when it comes to the rules about who can run for state office? There are no rules.

    "Under Kansas law, there is no law governing the qualifications for governor, not one," Bryan Caskey, director of elections at the Kansas secretary of state's office, told The Kansas City Star last year. "So there's seriously nothing on the books that lays out anything, no age, no residency, no experience. Nothing."


    Six Kansas teens are running for governor, following the lead of Jack Bergeson (center). Some of the candidates are seen here participating in a forum at a high school in Lawrence, Kan., in October.

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    Two more teen boys threw hats in the ring, spurring Kansas lawmakers to try to put a stop to such youthful exuberance. Republican Rep. Blake Carpenter introduced a bill requiring candidates to be at least 18 years old to run for the state's top elected offices, such as governor, secretary of state or attorney general. And candidates for governor and lieutenant governor would have to have lived in the state for four years.

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    "The secretary of state does not want there to be any appearance of a conflict of interest concerning persons who are currently candidates and do not meet these proposed requirements," he told the Capital-Journal.

    He's referring to Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the force behind the state's strict voter ID law, who is running for governor.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...governors-race

    Kobach, as you might recall was the chairman of Trump's fake "voter fraud commission" that imploded when almost all of the very few cases of voter fraud turned out to be fraudulent votes for Trump, including one by a member of the commission.
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    No residency requirements? Maybe I should run. As long as I never have to set foot in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlunae View Post
    No residency requirements? Maybe I should run. As long as I never have to set foot in the state.
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    Kansas Scrambles To Change Rules After 6 Teens Enter Governor's Race

    Apparently Kansas Republicans have no faith in the voting public to make an informed decision!

    What would be really interesting if at least one of these teenage candidates was a "Dreamer" who was born in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgarden View Post
    Apparently Kansas Republicans have no faith in the voting public to make an informed decision!
    They don't care. They know that the demographics and aging conservatives are working against them, but they intend to hold on by one means or another as long as they can.

    "Après nous, le déluge démocratique."
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