Voter mulling options in Kansas Senate dispute

Greg Orman, Pat Roberts
Pat Roberts and Greg Orman (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — The lawyer for a disgruntled Kansas Democratic voter says he’s considering his options as he faces a delay in getting a court to hear his lawsuit to force the party to name a new U.S. Senate nominee.

Attorney Tom Haney said Tuesday that voter David Orel of Kansas City, Kansas, was surprised by a state Supreme Court decision sending Orel’s petition to Shawnee County District Court.

Click here to view the .pdf of the Order of Assignment court document.
Click here to view the .pdf of the Order of Assignment court document.

Orel filed the petition last week after the Supreme Court allowed Democrat Chad Taylor to have his name removed from the Nov. 4 ballot in the race against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

The Supreme Court said Tuesday more evidence must be gathered in Orel’s lawsuit.

Taylor’s move was seen as helping independent candidate Greg Orman and putting the Kansas race in the national spotlight.

Some interesting notes of the court document show that Judge Rebecca Crotty is lo longer assigned to preside in the case and was replaced with Judge Larry Hendricks.

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