UPDATE: Panel dismisses objections against Orman petition


(Updated to reflect comments from Assisant Secretary of State Eric Rucker; inserts comment from Kelly; inserts home addresses of some signature collectors; adds comment from Pedro Irigonegaray)

Independent candidate Greg Orman scored a key victory Thursday when a state elections panel rejected a series of challenges that would have kept him off the ballot in the Kansas governor's race.

The state Objections Board voted to dismiss the objections filed by Democrats disputing thousands of signatures on Orman's petition. The objection had been filed by Will Lawrence, chief of staff for Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley.

The decision essentially . . .


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