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Sat Feb 10, 2018, 06:50 AM

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."

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/09/584678163/kansas-scrambles-to-change-rules-after-6-teens-enter-governors-race

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Reply Kansas Scrambles To Change Rules After 6 Teens Enter Governor's Race (Original post)
Dulcinea Feb 2018 OP
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #1
Soxfan58 Feb 2018 #3
rpannier Feb 2018 #4
raccoon Feb 2018 #5
yuiyoshida Feb 2018 #2
marble falls Feb 2018 #6
Hortensis Feb 2018 #7
gilpo Feb 2018 #8
SWBTATTReg Feb 2018 #9
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #10
Blue_playwright Feb 2018 #11
Lil Missy Feb 2018 #12

Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 07:39 AM

1. oops!

The state's lack of rules for candidacy are so profound that Caskey could not even find a rule limiting the field to human candidates.


Anybody got a spare robot itching to be governor?

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 08:06 AM

3. It would do better than

Brownback was.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 08:53 AM

4. Wish I'd known that

Would have moved there six years ago and run my dog and cat for Gov and LT Gov

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Response to rpannier (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 09:00 AM

5. No doubt they could've done a better job than Brownback. nt

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 08:04 AM

2. Some of the Republicans in Congress act like they are 17

and then there is that 3 year old who is President and in the White House with barely a babysitter!

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 09:24 AM

6. And they even got team uniforms...

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 09:44 AM

7. Lol! Love the "anti-establishment" candidate who wants

a minimum wage and high-speed rail. Both are completely government-dependent and need a strong stable "establishment," of course, but he's a poly sci degree or another couple decades away from cluing in on that.

Good for the kids, though. If this isn't exactly being the kind of change they want, they at least are inspiring change.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 10:09 AM

8. This was evident when Brownback ran n/t

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 10:32 AM

9. Some, if not all, of these kids could probably do a better job of government than a lot of adults!

In reality it is sad, because you would think that some of the older adults currently in government and their voters would use their life experiences to constructively deal with issues, in a positive manner, to benefit the majority of Americans.

I (and many of you in/outside of DU land) don't see this.

I'm talking about in particular, the GOP, the tRUMPettes, and their voters.

They call themselves a 'party'. No, I call them 'thugs' who gathered in a dark corner, and who wouldn't hesitate to throw/hurl that punch, brick, insult, or other hateful verbiage either at their opponents or others less fortunate, or have a belief other than theirs.

I call them 'thugs' because they scream, yell, and place blame at everyone else's feet, before they ever take a serious look at themselves first, before casting the first stone.

And what's ironic is that these are the ones whose wages haven't kept up with the cost of living. These are the ones stuck in a run down mobile home or shack in the middle of no where, where there are no jobs. These are the ones who are 'stuck' in some kind of limbo land, that seems to loop endlessly, around the racetrack to 'nowhere'. These are the ones who don't have any insurance, car or health. These are the ones who don't own any stock in any company (if they even know what a 'stock market' is) nor have any savings. These are the ones who receive the vast majority of welfare benefits, not the dreaded immigrants that they hate so much. These are the ones who hate the thought of gays/lesbians marrying, and yet, their divorce rates are the highest in the history of this country. These are the ones who vote in representatives that constantly vote to keep their minimum wages among the lowest in the country.

Need I go on?

Everyone needs a helping hand at some time in their lives, regardless of creed, color, beliefs, whatever. Instead of raising that hand to throw a punch or hurl a brick, raise it instead to a firm handshake, and join together to resolve the issues of the day, and make sure that all of us have a stake in this country, all of us.

This is what I wish for. Sorry for preaching.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:04 AM

10. Wow, I think I'll run from Arkansas! Couldn't mess it up more than

their previous governor did.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 07:39 PM

11. One of these kids is my employee ...

I kinda hope he gets some good experiences from running. Hes already done a town hall or two.

Wants to be a doctor, but still, this can only be positive for him.

And he would be better than Brownback. Hell, my cat would be better than Brownback!

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 12:36 PM

12. We'd be better off if these teenagers were our president.

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