UPDATED: Election runoff proposal draws stiff opposition

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(Updated to correct information from fiscal note that said the runoff would violate federal law. It does not)

A proposal that calls for Kansas holding runoff elections for statewide office drew serious opposition Tuesday over cost, timelines, a lack of clarity and whether it adversely affects minority voters.

Republican state Rep. Les Mason of McPherson introduced the bill in response to the fact that the last three races for governor were won with less than 50% of the vote.

He wanted to ensure that Kansans would elect . . .


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