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Kansas secretary of state Kobach to seek expanded power

November 21, 2014


— Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says that next year he'll revive a proposal to give his office the power to prosecute election fraud cases.

Kobach pushed the idea after taking office in 2011, but his efforts to win legislative approval of the idea fell just short of passage two years later, even though fellow Republicans control the Legislature.

Kobach won re-election this month with 59 percent of the vote.

He persuaded legislators to enact a 2012 law requiring all voters to show photo identification at the polls, and a 2013 statute requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship to register.

But the secretary of state's office can't initiate election fraud prosecutions on its own. Such decisions are left to county or federal prosecutors.


Greg Cooper 2 years, 12 months ago

So the constitutional onslaught continues. Good news for attorneys who defend against reality, terrible (but expected) news for the state, and for all who believe in the constitution and who will pay for the lawsuits that arise from this.

Steve King 2 years, 12 months ago

Lordy hasn't he mucked up enough stuff already?

Philipp Wannemaker 2 years, 12 months ago

And the stupid Kansas voters are allowing him to continue his stupid actions.And yet they still wonder why people laugh at Kansas.

James Howlette 2 years, 12 months ago

He's totally abused the power he's already been given. What could possibly be wrong with giving him more?

Phillip Chappuie 2 years, 12 months ago

So if he can prosecute voter fraud he still has little to do. Unless he can figure those Martians voted.

Lynn Grant 2 years, 12 months ago

How long before he would be traveling the country prosecuting voter fraud as he now travels influencing unnecessary legislation, making even more money from other states?

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 2 years, 12 months ago

Isn't he just going to hide in his bunker? "Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a leader in the anti-immigrant movement, said during his Sunday radio program that it’s possible that a Hispanic majority in the U.S. could conduct an “ethnic cleansing.”"

Greg Cooper 2 years, 12 months ago

And this whole voter registration thing is not a racial movement? come on, Kris, at least be honest about his one thing. Ethnic cleansing?!

Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 12 months ago

Kobach has been traveling all around the country pushing the notion that the country is going to be taken over by illegal voters and leaving his duties in Kansas for underlings.

In reality, he has been engaged in a crusade to prevent voters from voting that may be liable to vote Democratic. That is it, pure and simple. He succeeded in gaining support for this illegal and immoral activity with the firm support of the Koch Industries Regime and the Koch billions.

And the great unwashed of Kansas bought his line and voted him in.

Well, that says it. If you voted for this criminal , well then you live in the dreck that he has created, nurtured, promoted and foisted off on the citizens of Kansas and other states that have bough into his criminal scheme.

Linda and Bill Houghton 2 years, 12 months ago

The interesting thing is that his prevention of voters from voting prevented more Republicans than Democrats. Not horribly surprising when you consider it. There are so many more Republicans in the state. His voter suppression may have caught a higher percentage of Democrats, but it was bound to catch some Republicans also.

Mike Ford 2 years, 12 months ago

don't be the guy under the know the one from children's fairy tales.

Greg Cooper 2 years, 12 months ago

Kobach has rocks in his head.

There, fixed that for you.

Paul R Getto 2 years, 12 months ago

Still hunting Unicorns, eh? Keep it up, buddy. You just might get that job on Comedy Central.

Richard Heckler 2 years, 12 months ago

CAN YOU VOTE? /Voter ID and Election Laws Surge May Have Purged Your Right to Vote

The ballot bandits are still on duty. Keep checking your voting status.

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