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Should candidates be allowed to move overnight to run for a different legislative seat?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
81% 475
Yes
 
15% 89
Not sure
 
3% 22
Total 586

Comments

blindrabbit 2 years, 6 months ago

No, and especially TeriLois, at least gets her out of the county!

karma2010 2 years, 6 months ago

We felt the same way here in Johnson County when she moved!

fearthephog512 2 years, 6 months ago

TerriLois and 5 other state reps moved quickly after the Thursday night ruling. And of the six, only 1 legislator -- Pauls -- was legally challenged. It's pretty messed up the way Kansas law defines a qualifying "residence" for a candidate to file for a state office.

I would send a letter to the Secretary of State's office, but I know Kobach has a very busy travel schedule and tends to misplace ... er ... not receive things.

KS 2 years, 6 months ago

Try sending something anyway. I am sure it will make you feel better.

chootspa 2 years, 6 months ago

And ironically, Pauls didn't move. That challenge was about paperwork.

Fred Mertz 2 years, 6 months ago

Paul's did move. She move to a church she was renovating to eventually move to.

newmedia 2 years, 6 months ago

No, they should only be allowed to move during daylight hours... You just knew someone would say it didn't you!

Kate Rogge 2 years, 6 months ago

I have a bigger problem with Kobach not extending the filing deadline and with reassigning Republican candidates to other districts. Is it unreasonable to expect the Secretary of State to administer elections fairly and without prejudice for political party?

gccs14r 2 years, 6 months ago

Someone mentioned previously that it would be a good idea to require a year of residency in a district before being permitted to run. I concur.

Armstrong 2 years, 6 months ago

No I would have liked to see Terri Lois for a few more terms here

George_Braziller 2 years, 6 months ago

It would have at least been entertaining when she got busted again for secretly recording a conversation. She's not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Fred Mertz 2 years, 6 months ago

This year presented an unusual situation where districts were changed at the last minute and often shifting constituents to another district.

Even if it were not an unusual year I say why put in more red tape. The voters in the district can decide if the recent move is material or not.

We should encourage more candidates not fewer.

JayCat_67 2 years, 6 months ago

Of course they should, as long as I like the candidate that said move benefits. Otherwise, heck no!

Centerville 2 years, 6 months ago

Hum , if there had been a minimum requirement for residency, Paul Davis wouldn't be in the legislature.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 2 years, 6 months ago

Money wins. Money grins. Money kicks our po' folk limbs. Oh, money...where f'art thou? Kickin' my limbs!? Money wince! Money's grim! Money kicks our po' folk limbs.

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