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Kobach seeks stay of order requiring him to turn over voting plan

President-elect Donald Trump pauses to pose for photographs as he greets Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President-elect Donald Trump pauses to pose for photographs as he greets Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

April 19, 2017

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— Kansas' top elections official has asked a magistrate judge to stay his order requiring him to turn over proposed changes to voting rights laws that he took to a meeting with President Donald Trump.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach filed the motion Wednesday. That was the deadline U.S. Magistrate James O'Hara had set to turn over two documents to plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring voters provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering.

O'Hara gave the American Civil Liberties Union until Friday to respond to Kobach's request.

Kobach wants time to appeal the magistrate's decision to U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson.

After examining the documents, O'Hara ruled Monday that parts were relevant to the lawsuit and chastised Kobach for misrepresenting the contents.

Comments

Carol Bowen 4 months ago

What does Kobach have to hide? This stay of order looks like an admission og guilt.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 4 months ago

Even more reason this needs to be made public. And what is his reasoning for keeping it secret? It doesn't deal in anything classified.

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