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The Chat: Jason Kander comes out against early voting amendment

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“I’m a huge proponent of early voting, but I can’t support changing the Constitution in a way that will require us to go back and fix it almost immediately.” — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat, saying he will oppose Amendment 6, an early voting proposal, on the November ballot.

Kander, the state’s chief elections officer, said the proposal is too limited and too confusing for voters. Missouri remains one of a decreasing number of states that doesn’t offer some type of advanced voting.

“While it is good news that the preliminary test results are negative, a possible patient with Ebola in Kansas is a serious development and reiterates the need for us to heighten coordination and vigilance.” — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran on the news Tuesday that a patient admitted Monday doesn’t have Ebola.

With reports Tuesday that West African could see up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within a couple of months, Moran’s words are on the mark. This is scary stuff.

“It's not just because to Americans, you always sound so darn smart and refined no matter what you're saying.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry in London Tuesday talking about why Americans get along so well with the British.

Another great line from the Perry-man.

“More needs to be done.” — Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas Monday talking about the need to make higher education more widely available.

Clinton picked up $225,000 for her speech. She also met legendary boxing promoter Don King and chatted with controversial casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. Clinton is touring the nation these days giving what CNN described as “a combination of paid and political speaking engagements.”

“I don’t know the answer to that question.” — Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan on Monday in a debate with his Democratic challenger on whether he thought human activity was to blame for climate change.

The former GOP vice presidential nominee also said the benefits of fighting climate change “do not outweigh the costs.” The congressman also told his opponent that he was more pleasant to debate than Joe Biden.