Voters should decide legislative vacancies

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Opinion

December 4, 2018 - 10:56 AM

We live in a democracy, right?

Kansas apparently needs to be reminded of that basic fact, because as things stand today, just a handful of Kansans is allowed to fill certain vacancies that crop up in the state Legislature.

Under a system used by Kansas and precisely two other states, low-ranking precinct committee members pick replacement office-holders when many state House or Senate seats go vacant.

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