Decision to amend constitution deserved general election status

Relegating such an important decision to a primary election reeks of partisanship

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July 21, 2022 - 2:50 PM

With an issue as controversial as abortion, Kansas legislators did their constituents a disservice by putting the measure up to vote on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot as opposed to the general election.

No matter the outcome of the Aug. 2 vote on whether to keep Kansas abortion laws on the books, the experience provides valuable lessons.

First off, Kansas voters should demand an issue of such importance be decided at the general election in November.

Instead, the super-majority of Republicans in the Kansas Legislature voted to put the measure on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot. 

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