Kansas Secretary Of State Switches Electors On Presidential Ballot For Third Party

In a move without explanation, The Kansas Secretary of State, Ron Thombourgh, substituted electors submitted by one candidate for President with another set. The Kansas Reform Party is affiliated with the Constitution Party, which nominated Chuck Baldwin for President. However, Thombourgh put electors pledged to the national Reform Party candidate, Tom Weil, in place of Baldwin’s. Realistically, the Electoral College slate has an almost zero possibility of being elected, but that does not diminish the arbitrary decision-making of the Secretary of State. If the Secretary of State can do it for a minor party candidate’s electors, then the door is always open for altering major party electors. It is bad precedent setting.

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