Archive for July 20th 2014

In this episode of Voice for Liberty Radio: Candidates for Republican party nomination for Kansas Secretary of State spoke at the Wichita Pachyderm Club on July 18, 2014. The candidates are incumbent Kris Kobach and challenger Scott Morgan. The issue of voting, particularly the requirement for proof of citizenship when registering to vote, is an issue that separates the two candidates.

The format of the meeting was an opening statement by each candidate followed by questions from the audience and a brief closing statement.

I asked a question about whether the state's chief election officer should have a political action committee that engages in electioneering. Kobach replied that this practice is legal, which it is. As to its propriety, Kobach said that statewide officials frequently endorse candidates. Morgan said it is not ethical or appropriate for the secretary of state to have a political action committee. As to Kobach's argument that since other statewide officials are able to endorse candidates, that means the secretary of state should also, there is a distinguishing factor: Those other officials aren't in charge of administering Kansas elections.

You can find the show notes for this episode at wichitaliberty.org/18. There is much other material at Voice for Liberty on the internet at wichitaliberty.org, including articles, interactive visualizations, illustrative videos, Voice for Liberty Radio, and WichitaLiberty.TV. Here's Candidates for Republican party nomination for Kansas Secretary of State at the Wichita Pachyderm Club on July 18, 2014.  

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