Even if she wins, Kelly can lose if this measure prevails

If Kelly does win and the amendment passes, Republicans in the Legislature will almost certainly use their new power to sideline her from the real business of governing, no matter what voters intended by her reelection.

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September 22, 2022 - 5:04 PM

One of the amendments on the November ballot would give the Legislature the ability to thwart Laura Kelly or other future governors. PHOTO BY JAIME GREEN/MCT

Hey Kansans: It’s time to vote no again — at least if you care about democracy in the state.

When you go to the polls in November, you’ll be asked to vote on two more amendments to the state constitution. Unlike the August referendum on the “Value Them Both” abortion amendment, there aren’t millions of dollars being poured into these measures by groups and donors from outside the state, no endless blitz of TV ads. They’ll be easy to overlook.

That would be a mistake.

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