Archive for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kobach: Birth-records scan helps 7,700 Kansas voters

January 22, 2014


— Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says reviewing the state's birth records will allow election officials to remove 7,700 people from the list of voters whose registrations are on hold for failing to meet a proof-of-citizenship requirement.

Kobach told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he expects registrations for the new voters to be validated by local election officials within a week. He disclosed the development before formally announcing it during a Kansas House Elections Committee meeting.

About 20,200 voters had their registrations on hold as of Tuesday for failing to provide a birth certificate, passport or other proof of their U.S. citizenship to election officials as required by law.

Kobach said the state found birth certificates for 7,716 of them, or 38 percent, after beginning checks this month.


Steve King 4 years, 2 months ago

So the guy with an Ivy League degree just NOW figured out how to cross reference this information?

I wonder if he knows where the bathrooms are in his building.

I mean really. Just now? After all the hub-a-bub and national embaressment? Sounds like he had no real plan but to obstruct. To save us from those 20 bad voters in the 1.7 million good voters he's dumped 20,000+ of what we all know are...good voters. Just not good voters.

Of course his drumsticks are by Alec.

If he worked for me, I would have fired him a long time ago for incompetence.

Ken Lassman 4 years, 2 months ago

Don't you know that he IS working for you? Time to cast your managerial evaluation in the next election, and give a ride to the polls to as many neighbors as you can so they can participate in the evaluation session as well.

Mark Rainey 4 years, 2 months ago

Isn't there a constitutional issue with treating non-native Kansan's differently than natives? People with out of state birth certificates are not being cleared?

Steve King 4 years, 2 months ago

Equal protection I think they call it.

Julius Nolan 4 years, 2 months ago

Took him this long to identify the ones who will be GOP voters.

Don Frey 4 years, 2 months ago

The man is just an embarrassment. How long. Oh Lord, how long?

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