Archive for Friday, July 29, 2011

Kansas election fraud task force set to meet next week

July 29, 2011


— A task force created by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is meeting next week to continue drafting regulations for administering the state's new voter identification law.

The task force of 17 county officials plans to convene Wednesday in Topeka.

The new law will require voters to show photo identification at the polls beginning in January 2012. Kobach has said he hopes to have regulations drafted by this fall.

The same law also says that, starting in 2013, people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas must provide proof of U.S. citizenship.

Kobach championed both policies, but he's noted that the law doesn't cover all contingencies, such as what to do when voters don't resemble their photo ID.

The regulations will help guide elections officials in such cases.


dinglesmith 6 years, 9 months ago

Isn't this meeting collocated with the Flat Earth society and the Flying Spaghetti Monster Science Committee?

ivalueamerica 6 years, 9 months ago

How does this help the economy and bring jobs to Kansas?

notanota 6 years, 9 months ago

What do they do if they spot a unicorn?

kernal 6 years, 9 months ago

At this point, all I can do is shake my head.

SDTPlant 6 years, 9 months ago


Do you mean when? This administration and it's lackeys are all delusional.

notanota 6 years, 9 months ago

Good point. There must be thousands of unicorns waiting to vote. It's only common sense to put preventative measures in place and come up with a comprehensive policy (at taxpayer expense) to deal with this unicorn menace!

jayhawxrok 6 years, 9 months ago

This is a total waste of time and money... Brownback and Kobach should be ashamed, but you need a conscience first and neither of these bozos has one.

Jan Rolls 6 years, 9 months ago

Every state that has passed such nonsense is being sued. Well we have plenty of money in kansas so no problem.

Paul R Getto 6 years, 9 months ago

Well, Fido; best I can tell that may be Muscular Sam's job creation program. Promote stupid laws, then let the attorneys have some big chunks of billable hours. Perhaps he's stumbled onto something?

Jimo 6 years, 9 months ago

Can't we at least save money through efficiency? Can't this Board be merged with the group that investigates alien abductions?

overthemoon 6 years, 9 months ago


Crazy_Larry 6 years, 9 months ago

I generally don't support expanding of government, but I think keeping an unbiased eye on our election process is a good idea.

BigAl 6 years, 9 months ago

I agree with Crazy_Larry. However, we already have precinct committee people keeping an unbiased eye on our elections and so far, there have been no documented cases of abuse anywhere in Kansas. To me, that sounds like things are and have been running pretty well.

Kobach is doing his best to justify his job. The only fraud going on is Kobach.

frankwiles 6 years, 9 months ago

If we had serious election fraud happening wouldn't democratic candidates have swept the last election? Or is he saying many of the GOP candidates were elected fraudulently?

overthemoon 6 years, 9 months ago

I have suspected that the way these laws are written and enforced actually make it easier for Republicans to rig elections. Like Ohio in 2004.

overthemoon 6 years, 9 months ago

Would this be the fraud that doesn't exist? I assume Kobach will follow the lead of Wisconsin and order closures of DMV's in counties that might provide ID's to people who might vote Democratic?

What are we paying for this 'task force'??

Richard Heckler 6 years, 9 months ago

In the national news Kobach and Brownback are making Kansas the laughing stock of the USA.

The Washington Post has been watching this for awhile. The fraud is in the Topeka state houses.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 9 months ago

First on the list; close the DMV in Douglas County. They can go to Ottawa, Topeka and Kansas City.

KSManimal 6 years, 9 months ago

Now where would someone get a crazy idea like that? (cough....Wisconsin...cough...).

mloburgio 6 years, 9 months ago

I thought it was called the voter suppression task force.

Orwell 6 years, 9 months ago

Nope. Truth in labeling is not part of the Throwback strategy. See also "Culture of Life" and "Protecting Public Education."

texburgh 6 years, 9 months ago

Leave it to Kobach to decide if you resemble your ID photo closely enough. I'll bet if you grow a beard since your photo and have a D beside your registration or maybe if you are not white enough, you won't be able to vote.

And we have plenty of tax revenue to pay for this and for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of new SRS administrators but not enough to actually provide SRS services in Lawrence and 8 other Kansas communities or maintain school funding.

Welcome to Brownbackistan, home of the American Taliban.

verity 6 years, 9 months ago

Sigh. Shakes head.

I'm going to go out now and do a rain dance. But, just for backup, I'm also going to water my flowers.

Melinda Black 6 years, 9 months ago

Crazy days are upon us. We don't have enough money for a local SRS office to deal with real problems faced by real people but we have enough money to solve imaginary problems faced by no one? The extremists in the KS GOP are ruining this fine state... what an embarrassment.

KSManimal 6 years, 9 months ago

I challenge anyone to produce ONE documented case of voter fraud in Kansas. ONE. And no, "democrats are voting" doesn't count as voter fraud.

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