To the editor:
Surely I am not the only one in Kansas that understands Kris Kobach and his true reasoning for trying to impose extra expense and inconvenience on Kansas voters in the name of finding fraud. The real explanation for his complicated voter ID plan is to discourage young people, who tend to be Democrats, and the working class, who also tend to be Democrats, from voting at all.
It’s his bid to become Gov. Brownback’s Carl Rove. He also plans to intimidate the Hispanic vote. The Republican party can offer nothing to appeal to these groups, and the poll tax, which served the South to keep the blacks from voting, was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. So this is a new poll tax disguised by lies regarding its intent.
Kobach knows that Kansas is to be used as a platform for Brownback to make a run for the White House. If that should happen and Brownback should succeed he could go along and be in the role of Carl Rove. Both have Potomac fever. The only cure is a huge dose of more power.