Letters to the Editor

Bogus issues

August 15, 2010


To the editor:

Full disclosure: More times than not, I do not agree with the editorial opinion expressed in the Journal-World. That said, I felt compelled to commend the editor for Thursday’s “Judicial politics” column. The political and historical analysis of this issue is right on the mark. We should celebrate our non-partisan selection process, not support politically motivated, opportunistic attempts to turn back the clock — “no one has demonstrated that there is a problem” with the state’s 50-year-old judicial selection process.

Of course, in our present, toxic political climate, legitimate evidence of a problem is not a prerequisite for proposing policy or constitutional change or for a partisan attack on one’s political adversary. Indeed, it appears that at least one candidate for statewide office this season is basing his entire campaign on a bogus issue or “problem.” Can anyone show me even one example of widespread election fraud in Kansas? Where is the EVIDENCE?


jafs 7 years, 5 months ago

Well, maybe.

But if it's not a real problem, then it isn't a problem to require ID.

Bob Burton 7 years, 5 months ago

Virgil W. Dean,

Can you show me even one example of a no fraud election in Kansas??

cosmos 7 years, 5 months ago

Widespead? Maybe not, but at least 2 examples are former Republican State Sen Roger Pine and his wife. They continued to vote in Douglas county and participate in DOCO politics after moving to LV County. After several blantant displays of voter fraud the local poll volunteers had to challenge them to make them stop. Maybe that's what the current candidate is trying to protect us from.

Bob Burton 7 years, 5 months ago


There again you don't have a clue as to weather there is fraud or not.. No way to prove it either way.. Why don't we do the right thing & require photo ID.. Then we can say for sure there is no fraud..

kernal 7 years, 5 months ago

Whether or not...

What good is photo ID going to do? Drivers license are not updated every year and people are pretty transient in this part of the state. Who's to know if they still live in the same county or district where they are registered to vote?

Richard Heckler 7 years, 5 months ago

Brownback and fraud could very well be synonymous.

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