Election Thieves Tuesday

Donald Trump, Kris Kobach

A perfect pair of matching A-holes, they both stink.

Tuesday’s too-close-to-call Republican primary election for Kansas governor has plunged the state into an ethics crisis. Secretary of State Kris Kobach emerged with a 121-vote lead over incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer, and a recount appears inevitable. But Kobach, the most prominent national advocate for policies that make it harder to vote, is in charge of overseeing the state’s elections. After days of mounting pressure, Kobach on Friday agreed grudgingly to let his top deputy oversee the recount. Still, that doesn’t negate the glaring conflicts of interest in a race where a candidate has shaped the state’s election policies from the start and, if he emerges on top, will oversee his general-election race this fall.

The episode highlights an oddity of state-level politics: secretaries of state presiding over their own elections. This year, three Republican secretaries of state with a history of restricting access to the ballot will be presiding over elections in which they are a candidate for higher office. The potential for conflict is not new, nor is it not limited to one party. But in an era where voting rights are an increasingly partisan issue, having politicians overseeing elections—particularly their own—creates an additional incentive for dishonest or politically motivated election oversight.



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15 Responses to Election Thieves Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    There is no depth too low for these thugs to go to retain their office.

    Putin-ready pustular pecker heads pillaging polling places for profit.


  2. Den says:

    Well if likes are any indication of future biznez at Little Gasser Small Engine Hospital, I should be overrun with patients soon, 20 “Likes” in 30 minutes and climbing, woo hoo!


  3. Den says:

    Got a generator call, a COSTCO China-made special, I’ll do what I can for the patient but the prognosis doesn’t look good so far, DOA. However I performed many resurrections previously. Stay tuned for updates.


  4. jim hitchcock says:

    Doc, this since I moved here in ’06:


    Wholesale parts at Ford Dealers in L.A. from the mid 70’s on before that.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Down to Waddell & Reed in a slow 30 minutes. At Tom’s, his flowers were being visited by 3 little whitish butterflies and uncountable even smaller butterflies colored like tiny monarchs.

    Then just strolled to the Old Post Office.


  6. Den says:

    Fluffy has trouble with focus:


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