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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:08 AM

Kansas senator's request to get off ballot denied. She didn't have a doctor's note

Sen. Julia Lynn, a longtime Olathe Republican, won’t be coming off the November ballot after the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office denied her request.

Kansas law allows candidates to drop out only under limited circumstances. Lynn on Tuesday cited an exemption for candidates with a severe medical hardship within their immediate family. She said in a Facebook post that her sister had experienced declining health.

The law requires a signed note from a medical doctor. But Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s office said Wednesday that Lynn had turned in a note from a nurse.

“The Secretary of State has determined the paperwork submitted to this office does not meet the statutory requirement of a medical doctor’s signature. As a result, your name will remain on the 2020 General Election candidate list as a Republican candidate for Kansas Senate District 9,” the office said in a letter to Lynn.

Read more: https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article245448830.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:12 AM

1. Oh, dear. That is terrible.

If she wins the election, she can simply resign, I hope, and the Governor will appoint a replacement.

But this business with a note from a nurse, not a doctor, is absolute bullshit.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:19 AM

2. And remember that on Election Day please vote for my opponent.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:23 AM

3. LOL!

I used to live in Kansas, although not in her district. At the time I was in the 10th district.

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