In half of Kansas House races, voters won’t have a choice

Nearly half of the 125 Kansas House seats are already decided because only one candidate filed. Another 10 will be decided in the August primary. A nonprofit group is concerned redistricting and other attempts to control voting will create a one-party system and lead to a failure in democracy.

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June 16, 2022 - 3:35 PM

Rep. Tory Arnberger-Blew and Rep. Rui Xu are co-chairs of the bipartisan Future Caucus, which is supported by the Millennial Action Project. Both are running unopposed. Photo by (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

TOPEKA — For Michael Poppa, this year has been “a punch in the gut.”

Poppa tries “to engage and educate and empower voters” through his work as the executive director of the Mainstream Coalition, a nonprofit focused on creating a more responsive government.

Democracy, he says, is failing in Kansas.

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