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Judge rejects bid to toss Kansas voting lawsuit

February 6, 2014

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— A judge has rejected a claim that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has no legal authority to file a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to modify the federal voter registration form.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Thursday denied a request by voting rights organizations that had intervened and then sought to dismiss the lawsuit. The court found that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt had authorized Kobach to handle the litigation.

Kansas and Arizona sued in a bid to force the commission to require proof-of-citizenship documents from residents of their states who use the federal registration form.

Several groups including Valley del Sol, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Common Cause and others had challenged Kobach's authority to file the lawsuit on behalf of Kansas.

Comments

Larry Sturm 1 year, 3 months ago

Good way to spend Kansas tax dollars on frivolous lawsuits.

MerriAnnie Smith 1 year, 3 months ago

And to think, it's the Kobachs of Kansas who keep harping on frivolous lawsuits for malpractice.

Steve King 1 year, 3 months ago

It's ok. All it says is his boss said he could do it. So it's a two for one. When it all comes crashing down they'll both be history. Nothing we can do to keep the knucklehead from pushing it to trial. AZ was already ruled against and so will Kansas and thus even brighter light will shine on Kris and hasten his exit.

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