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Elections 101: Don’t Use Same Address as a Registered Sex Offender’s

[redstate.com – 8/10/18]

I’m not an expert on how to run electoral campaigns, however, in some areas, it is simply common sense to take prudent measures before announcing to run for any public office. I’m afraid in this case, common sense has left a political candidate’s brain when he announced his candidacy for a local public office. Like putting down a home address that is same as a registered sex offender’s.

Chris Haulmark, a Democrat, is running for a Kansas State House seat in District 15. He ran unopposed and won the primary election last Tuesday. He is going up against a Republican, John Toplikar, who also ran unopposed. Erin Davis, a Republican currently holding the seat, announced few months ago that she would not run for re-election due to her role in Cerner Corp. as a paid lobbyist while in legislature, which is a big no-no according to Kansas law.

Haulmark previously campaigned for a congressional seat in 3rd District but switched in March to run for the state seat.

When Haulmark filed for candidacy in District 15, he put down his home address, which can be seen here.

Nothing unusual here, right? After all, it’s his home address! Except for one tiny problem. Would you be comfortable living with a registered sex offender? Moreover, would you be comfortable running for a local public office knowing that a registered sex offender is living at the same address as yours? Is that someone would call a smart move on Haulmark’s part?

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  1. AnotherAnon

    Note the covert accusation when responsible journalism would clear it up. Does the RC actually live there? Do children live there? Did the “journalist” try to get a comment from the candidate? Should there be a law against living with an RC?

    And what does this mean?

    “Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.”

    Sound like it means, could be gossip, but we don’t care. And there is this:

    “I can’t take credit for the photos. They were brought up in a Facebook group…”

    Why not name the group? Especially since comments are not allowed for this article.

  2. TS

    Puritanical Kansas…so pure that even the freshest of white snow is dirty in their eyes during the middle of winter and should be judged accordingly.

    So, should we judge people by who they room or share a home with now? What if it was a recovering addict with criminal offenses they committed while under the influence? Would Kansan judge him poorly as this person is working their way through to a better life? Is this person any different?

  3. Nicholas Maietta

    It would be super easy to report VIN + Plates of any vehicle you “might” have access to. That would put an NCIC hit on the vehicle which would cause the vehicle to be pulled over randomly in many places. Best part is it’s your word against the vehicle owner. Burden of proof would be on the State to prove you never had access to the vehicle.

    The law is broken.

    • AnotherAnon

      ?

      • Nicholas Maietta

        I was merely pointing out a similar problem with the registration law in which the burden would be on the State to prove wrongdoing as well as creating a possibly terrible situation for the owner of a vehicle due to being placed on the registry. When i was on parole years ago, staying more than 2 hours at any residents triggered me to be forced by my parole agent to register that address or face arrest. So I registered every address I stayed at, despite not having lived there. This was required by my parole agent. The same can be said for cars except the way the law is interpreted by a lot of registering offices is that if you have any possible access to a vehicle, it must be registered. So if you are mechanic, you have to register all your client’s cars.

        Again, the law is broken. I will go a step further in saying that it is purposely designed to create unavoidable and arrestable situations.

  4. Timmr

    This writer gives one sentence to the subject of the incumbent Republican’s election fraud, but the rest of the article to this silly address thing. What crap.

  5. Eric

    Too bad I can’t comment on that site

  6. HOOKSCAR

    This article was written by “Deaf Conservative”. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me this is nothing. A real journalist would pen their work with their name. Just saying.

    • AnotherAnon

      Except RedState is a fairly high trafficked conservative website. We are feeding the trolls by giving them clicks though, and clicks to their site equals more of the same in the future. Maybe we should say in the OP if comments are open at the link and if not, just get the gist here and ignore the link. Yeah, that would be best.

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