Letters to the Editor

Letter: Faulty basis

January 4, 2014


To the editor:

John Hanna’s article in Saturday’s LJW “Voter citizenship law facing new scrutiny” closes with the statement of the foundation for the entire nationally hyped Kris Kobach crusade against voter fraud. The foundation rests on the fact that “During a December federal court hearing, he (Kobach) said his office had found the names of 20 noncitizens out of the about 1.7 million registered voters on the state’s voter rolls.” This is the basis for causing several years of expense, frustration, confusion and discouragement from the level of state government through county government to individual citizens.

Normally an elected state official wasting the already dwindling resources of the state would be under fire from everyone in state and local government and by an outraged citizenry. But these are not normal times in the state of Kansas. I urge you, Journal-World readers to keep this in mind when you cast your vote for secretary of State in November.

And I wish you all the best in your attempts to vote.


Steve King 3 months, 2 weeks ago

It's much ado about nothing. Total waste of time and resources. Obvious voter suppression tactic. A true Alec concoction. The last thing anyone here illegally is going to do is to draw attention to themselves. The occurrence is infinitesimal. And probably accidental. They probably thought they were entering a contest.


Abdu Omar 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I was born and raised in Iowa. I do not have any means to ensure I am an American citizen except a copy, unreadable, of my birth certificate that I got when I went into the US Army. I have voted in each election since I could vote at 21 and haven't needed anything to vote: I walk in, tell them my name, they give me the ballot, I complete it and walk out proudly wearing a sticky that says "I voted". What is wrong with that? Nothing. absolutely nothing. Stop this Kobach character from destroying the democracy!


Steve King 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Documented fraud: 20/1,700,000=0.0000117647

Yeah, that's a real threat.

Let's spend money on that problem and cut services to the less fortunate.


Brock Masters 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Great that the league is assisting these voters. But I do like the voter ID laws. It is not unreasonable to ask for identification to vote.


Cille King 3 months, 2 weeks ago

The League of Women Voters of Lawrence / Douglas County are getting ready to restart their contacts with people on the "Would-be voters in suspense list" (over 800 in Douglas County).

A few dozen calls were made before the Holiday Season, but now we begin in earnest in 2014 - an election year. If you receive a call, email, or visit from one of our members, please know that we are here to help, and have the variety of forms, information, and a portable copier to help you finish your voter registration.

Because democracy is not a spectator sport.


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