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1 federally registered voter voted in dual system

August 26, 2014

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— One voter.

That's the total number of Kansans who registered using the federal voter form without proof of citizenship and actually cast a ballot in the Aug. 5 primaries under a dual election system.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Tuesday that of the 180 Kansans who used the federal registration form without providing documentation, only one of them voted — in Johnson County. Under the state's dual system, only their votes cast in the federal races would be counted.

Kobach's office is still calculating how many of the more than 18,000 people whose state registrations are on hold voted in the primary using provisional ballots, but Kobach says it appears to be only a handful tried voting. All of their provisional votes would have been discarded.

Comments

Larry Sturm 1 year ago

Good way to take away peoples right to vote. Kobach needs to leave the state of Kansas along with Brownback so we can get back to some sort of normal.

Philipp Wannemaker 1 year ago

Finally, a potential case of fraud, but not one that has been proven to not be valid. But we can't let Kobach not rant and rave that this proves fraud is running wild in Kansas. And the nutcase tea drinkers will go nuts.

Ken Lassman 1 year ago

There are over 1.7 million registered voters in Kansas, and while we'll hear the official results after tomorrow's state canvassing meeting, the prediction was that voter turnout for the August primary was going to be around 22%

There are 18,260 citizens of Kansas who have incomplete registration and while we'll hear from Kobach how many of those citizens had their provisional ballots thrown out, he reassures us that only a handful attempted to vote. Instead of this being reassuring, I see this as proof that state sanctioned voter suppression has kept several thousand citizens from voting. If these newly registered voters had been allowed to vote, chances are that they would have voted at least at the going rate as the rest of the registered voters in the state, to the tune of 22%. That means that 4017 voters likely had their votes suppressed by the new voter ID laws. Add 22% of the 180 registrants that used federally recognized registration forms not recognized by Mr. Kobach, and you add another 40 voters and you have a total of 4057 voters suppressed in the August primary.

This insanity must stop. If the last non-presidential election in 2010 is any indication of voter turnout for this year, 49.7% of registered voters will vote, and another 9165 Kansas voters will be suppressed in November.

Philipp Wannemaker 1 year ago

But kobach potentially stopped i fraudulent vote, all the expense and lawsuits and cost to Kansas is worth it. Ask the ignorant Kansans who elected this idiot.

Jay Reynolds 1 year ago

This one voter was no more "potentially fraudulent" than any other Kansan who registered prior to January 2013.

Kobach apparently has no problem with throwing out a "handful" of suppressed votes? That's sick, for a sec. of state.

Oh, and pay your property taxes on time like the rest of us, Kobach.

Steve King 1 year ago

"State sanctioned voter suppression". Perfect description. Documented fraud at seven decimal points. 18,000+ unable to vote. Votes discarded.

VOTES DISCARDED!!!

I fear for our State and Country with these radicals in charge.

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