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At forum, Kansas Secretary of State candidates have different attitudes regarding voter fraud

Last week's meeting of the Sedgwick County Republican Party featured a forum with the three candidates seeking the Republican party nomination for Kansas Secretary of State. The candidates and links to their campaign websites are J.R. Claeys, Elizabeth "Libby" Ensley, and Kris Kobach.

During the forum, the different attitudes of the candidates towards the extent of voter fraud in Kansas and the measures that should be taken to combat it -- such as photo ID and proof of citizenship -- became apparent.

Democracy thrives as Ballotpedia surpasses the 10 million page views milestone

When Americans went to the polls in November and continued casting ballots during the 2009 off-year elections, they turned to Ballotpedia ( to get objective information about candidates and ballot initiatives. The California pages pertaining to Proposition 8 and the more recent ballot measures alone garnered more than 1.3 million page views. That is why the Ballotpedia community is celebrating its 10 millionth page view.

Wichita election watch parties

There isn’t a whole lot of interest in today’s primary elections in Wichita. None of the school board races had enough candidates to require a…

Wichita Chamber of Commerce values

Here's a message that Bryan Derreberry, president of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, sent to Chamber members. Note that this message doesn't mention the role its political action committee played in the third Sedgwick County Commission district. In that race, the PAC spent some $19,000 of its $48,000 in an effort to elect Goddard mayor Marcey Gregory. Her opponent, longtime taxpayer advocate Karl Peterjohn, is just the type of candidate you'd expect chambers of commerce to support.

Chuck Baldwin for President. Maybe.

My friend Leslie Carbone has endorsed Chuck Baldwin for president. I’d been decided on Bob Barr for some time, but Leslie’s got me thinking.

Wichita school district campaigns for the bond

An article in today's newspaper reports on how USD 259, the Wichita school district, uses school district assets, personnel, and funds to promote the proposed Wichita school bond issue.

Money in Kansas District Attorney races

“Recent contribution reports by District Attorney Candidates in Johnson, Shawnee and Sedgwick Counties show Democrats have raised $300,793 and spent $423,857, while Republican candidates have…

The Wichita School Bond Yard Sign Never Used

Wichitans may remember that the upcoming election on November 4 regarding a bond issue for USD 259, the Wichita school district bond issue, isn’t the…

Voter Integrity Project for Kansas

The Kansas Meadowlark introduces Voter Integrity Project for Kansas. This is part of a project at Ballotpedia, which is a great place to learn about…

Wichita and Sedgwick County Candidate Websites

I’ve started a page that lists candidates for election in the Wichita and Sedgwick County area, containing links to candidate websites. It’s not quite finished,…

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