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  •  You do not have to explain why you can't serve (1+ / 0-)
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    That doesn't necessarily mean you can lie about it.

    I'm not clear whether he can. I would understand why the law might be written to preclude a party's nominee from withdrawing for no particularly good reason other than that he wants to see someone else win (which is probably exactly what the law was meant to stop --  maybe people sabotaging a party or taking a bribe to drop out and leave a party with no nominee). I's just a tad ambiguous

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    by FischFry on Thu Sep 04, 2014 at 02:48:07 PM PDT

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    •  No, you really don't.. (5+ / 0-)

      You also don't have to lie about it.   The reason you drop out for your inability to serve are your own, and you aren't obligated to make a statement of what they are, just that they are there.

      Chad Taylor could easily say "due to ongoing litigation against my person referencing 2010, I am aware I am unable to fulfill my duties" which is all well and true.

      But we have never required anyone running in KS to make that specific declaration

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      by Chris Reeves on Thu Sep 04, 2014 at 03:10:36 PM PDT

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    •  I cannot seerve because I do not wish to serve ... (1+ / 0-)
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      I cannot seerve because I do not wish to serve therefore my efficacy as a servant will be hampered by my desire to not serve hence why I cannot serve. Now there's some logic for them to choke on!

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