KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With lower than two weeks to go, Election Day is rapidly approaching.
The truth is, hundreds of individuals throughout Missouri, Kansas and the US are already casting their ballots by means of early voting.
This week on 4Star Politics, The Kansas Metropolis Star’s Dave Helling and FOX4’s Loren Halifax, who’s filling in for John Holt, are joined by The Star’s Steve Vockrodt, KU Professor Emeritus Burdett Loomis, KCUR-FM reporter Sam Zeff and Missouri Unbiased’s Jason Hancock.
The group breaks down an vital poll measure for some metro voters and a number of the greatest races in Kansas and Missouri.
Clay County contemplating a brand new structure
In Clay County, officers are asking residents in the event that they wish to change the county’s structure. However in case you’re not conversant in the proposal, the poll language might be complicated.
The county at present has three commissioners and even elects positions like its clerk, recorder and collector.
This poll measure would change that if voters approve, increasing the fee to seven non-partisan positions and making positions just like the clerk, recorder and collector appointed as an alternative of elected, Vockrodt mentioned.
Supporters argue this might assist Clay County depart its messy, controversial politics previously and align the county’s authorities with a contemporary system you may see in bigger counties.
However others argue it can eliminate vital checks and balances, and even some residents who’ve been calling for reform for years in Clay County aren’t proud of the proposal.
Clay County has voted on a brand new structure thrice since 2000, and it’s failed each time. Will this poll query go? And even when it does, will it remedy Clay County’s authorities issues?
Discover out extra concerning the proposal within the video participant above.
Kansas’ Senate race getting nearer and nearer
Business breaks have been dominated by marketing campaign adverts from Rep. Roger Marshall and State Sen. Barbara Bollier, who’re vying for Kansas’ U.S. Senate seat.
Loomis mentioned Marshall hasn’t confirmed to be a very good candidate. His marketing campaign is throwing each little bit of mud it may at Bollier and never bothering to speak concerning the points. His Democratic opponent does a little bit of each, nevertheless.
However regardless of record-breaking fundraising, Bollier has historical past working towards her as nicely, Zeff mentioned. Kansas has not despatched a Democrat to the Senate since 1932. Nonetheless, latest polls present this can be a shut race.
Whereas this Kansas Congressional race appears neck-in-neck, within the third District, many political consultants say it’s changing into extra clear that Rep. Sharice Davids will retain her seat within the U.S. Home.
With Republican candidate like Amanda Adkins, Loomis and Helling mentioned it’s attention-grabbing to see how Johnson County is altering. For many years, Kansas’ most populated county was strongly Republican, however now it’s beginning to lean Democratic.
Hear extra on these two Kansas races within the video participant above.
Missouri governor’s race is ‘anyone’s guess’
Most polls present Gov. Mike Parson with a 4-7 level benefit over Democrat Nicole Galloway, however Hancock mentioned that doesn’t imply this race is a given.
Though Parson has a neater street to victory, excessive turnout in Missouri’s city areas and shut margins within the suburbs may give Galloway probability.
However will it’s sufficient to beat Missouri’s historically Republican, rural voters?
Hear extra from Hancock and the remainder of the panel on this vital Missouri race within the video participant above.
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