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A 16-Year-Old Is Running For Governor Of Kansas Because He Legally Can Somehow

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Jack Bergeson is just 16 years young. A high schooler in Wichita, Kansas, Jack has a lot to learn about growing up. All of the pastimes of being a 16-year-old boy lie in front of him: skirt-chasing, experimenting with drugs and alcohol, getting caught experimenting with drugs and alcohol, learning how not to get caught… you get the point.

But Jack is forgoing his days of youthful revelry in pursuit of more lofty goals. Recently, young Jack decided that he was going to run for governor of his state. Why? Because he fucking can.

From ABC News:

Under Kansas law, there is no law governing the qualifications for governor, not one,” said Bryan Caskey, director of elections at the Kansas secretary of state’s office. “So there’s seriously nothing on the books that lays out anything, no age, no residency, no experience. Nothing.

That’s right: anyone can run for governor in Kansas. Pay close attention to what this guy is saying: no age or residency restrictions. You could run for governor of Kansas. I could run for governor of Kansas. Even O.J. Simpson is eligible for office there. Amazingly, this mammoth of a loophole is only just now being exploited by a 16-year-old with too much time on his hands.

When Bergeson, a junior at The Independent School in Wichita, found out about the lack of requirements, he thought, “Oh, I could do that.

You don’t get that kind of confidence from normal politicians. Years of getting bills turned down and covering up infidelities will wear on a man. Jack, however, is fresh, with a naive innocence that could take this election by storm.

His platform?

The teenager said he wants to “radically change” the health care system and would support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, while being willing to explore legalization for recreational use. But he is conservative on gun rights and supports laws that allow people to openly carry their weapons.

Reefer and guns. Vote for Jack.

[via ABC News]

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Dent

Washed Up Former Athlete. Totally over my ex-girlfriend. I hold the distinct honor of being the only player in my school's history to receive a football scholarship without being able to bench 225 lbs.

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