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WichitaLiberty.TV: Joseph Ashby on Kansas elections

WichitaLiberty.TV: Joseph Ashby on Kansas elections

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Wichita talk radio pioneer Joseph Ashby shares his thoughts on the upcoming Kansas primary election. We cover the Secretary of State, Governor, and Sedgwick County Commission. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 204, broadcast August 4, 2018. Shownotes Joseph's video on Kris Kobach for Governor Joseph's video on Richard Ranzau for Sedgwick County Commission District 4
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From Pachyderm: Kansas Secretary of State Candidates

From Pachyderm: Kansas Secretary of State Candidates

From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: Kansas Secretary of State Candidates. While the Secretary of State might be considered merely a bureaucratic record-keeping position, current Secretary Kris Kobach has elevated its prominence. It has also been a breeding ground for gubernatorial candidates, including Kobach, Ron Thornburgh, and Bill Graves. This was recorded July 27, 2018. Candidates appearing in this forum are: Randy Duncan: www.kansansforduncan.com Keith Esau: keithesau.com Craig McCullah: www.mccullahforkansas.com Scott Schwab: scottschwab.com Dennis Taylor: www.dennistaylorforks.com
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Sedgwick County elections have an anomaly

Sedgwick County elections have an anomaly

A Wichita statistician is thwarted in efforts to obtain data that might explain a strange observation. A paper details the discovery of unexplained patterns in election returns. The paper is titled 2008/2012 Election Anomalies, Results, Analysis and Concerns. The authors are Francois Choquette and James Johnson. A passage from the introduction explains what has been noticed: Back in February 2012 during the South Carolina primaries, a keen observer noted that Republican candidate Mitt Romney had an unusual gain of votes in larger precincts. Analysts noted this effect violated expected statistics. Specifically, the percentage of votes in each precinct strangely increased…
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In Kansas, straight-ticket voting could leave some issues unvoted

In Kansas, straight-ticket voting could leave some issues unvoted

There are several issues involved with straight-party voting. Kansas shouldn't adopt this practice. But on the other hand, why not? Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proposing to add an option for straight party ticket voting in Kansas elections. If enacted, voters would be able to take one action -- one pull of the lever, so to speak -- and cast a vote for all candidates of a party for all offices. I see a few issues. What if a party does not field a candidate for an office? A notable and prominent example is the recent election in…
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