Kansas elections officials will hold an administrative hearing on Monday morning, September 15, at 8:30 a.m., on whether to list Chuck Baldwin or Ted Weill on the ballot as the Reform Party nominee.
The only presidential elector candidates submitted by the Reform Party of Kansas are unanimously pledged to Chuck Baldwin, but the Secretary of State still says he will put Ted Weill on the ballot (with no electors pledged to Weill), unless the Administrative Hearing changes his mind.
Kansas precedent says the state parties choose the presidential candidate, not any national convention. That precedent was set in 1980, when the national convention of the American Party, held in Pasadena, California in December 1979, nominated Percy Greaves for president. The Kansas American Party was ballot-qualified. The Kansas American Party did not support Greaves, and nominated Frank Shelton, of Kansas. The Secretary of State in 1980 duly listed Shelton on the November ballot, even though in every other state in which the American Party was on the ballot for president, Greaves was listed.
Kansas election laws relating to national conventions and presidential electors have not changed since 1980.