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Dave Helling: Democrats, Republicans change ballot for partisan advantage

Both parties try to manipulate the ballot, as evidenced by Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill gleefully admitting recently she called Democrat Chad Taylor to discuss his Senate candidacy in Kansas, and then by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach putting Taylor back on the ballot. Both wanted to arrange voter’s choices for perceived partisan advantage. Such moves only increase voters’ cynicism.

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