WICHITA, Kansas – The legal battle over whose names will be on the U.S. Senate ballot will be decided within days.
It’s been a long-fought battle, but soon-we’ll know if the democrats will be required to put a name on the U.S. Senate for the upcoming election ballot.
Right now, it’s two-way battle between republican Pat Robert and independent Greg Orman, and libertarian Randall Batson is also running.
The question that is being asked is will a lawsuit require the democrats to also put a name on the ballot?
This court document released just this afternoon is uncovering new details into the lawsuit filed by a long-time democrat who is suing the state democratic party to keep a democrat’s name on the U.S. Senate ballot.
Here’s what we know:
Monday at 1:30p.m. a 3-judge panel will hear arguments from both sides..
David Orel the democrat filing suit and the Kansas Democratic Party will each argue their case.
Then the clock starts ticking. The courts have put a deadline for a ruling on this case of next Wednesday, October 1st at 2 p.m.
The filing says that is the last possible date and time to provide the final ballot information to the printers so they can go out across the state.
Some ballots already were printed and sent off to military members overseas, without a democratic name.
They’ve been told that a replacement ballot could be heading their way.
KSN will be at the court hearing in Topeka on Monday to be your eyes and ears inside court.
To review the Amicus Curiae for the court case, click here.