General Election — November 2, 2010

Kansas Secretary of State

Live results 3266 of 3315 precincts reporting / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

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Immigration efforts designed to protect Kansans, Kobach says; attorney says hundreds in Lawrence would be hurt
February 21, 2015
An anti-immigrant bill pending in the Kansas legislature renouncing President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders easing deportation policies against select groups of undocumented immigrants would affect hundreds of local families, Lawrence immigration attorney Blanca Marin de Stevanov said Friday. Kansas’s Senate Bill 166, referred to as the “Rule of Law Restoration Act,” introduced earlier this month by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, argues the executive orders were illegal because they violated the separation of powers described in Articles I and II of the U.S. Constitution. By Caitlin Doornbos
Church leaders question Kobach comment on voter ID
09:04 a.m., August 1, 2014 Updated 09:38 a.m.
Some Kansas church leaders are upset over a remark by Secretary of State Kris Kobach questioning the veracity of those opposed to the state’s voter photo identification law.
Program run by Kobach checks voter registration records of more than 100 million people
April 20, 2014
A little-known program run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach goes through more than 100 million voter records from states across the nation. By Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Kobach campaign given maximum fine of $5,000 for mistakes in reporting campaign funds
03:41 p.m., October 26, 2011 Updated 08:27 p.m.
Ethics Commission Chair Sabrina Standifer said she was “disappointed” in the way the ethics complaint had been represented by Kobach. “This is in no way, shape or form self-reporting,” she said.
Kansas ethics commission may levy fine for errors in financial reports from Kris Kobach’s campaign for secretary of state
10:55 a.m., September 29, 2011 Updated 01:29 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is facing questions for a second time in less than three years about flawed finance reports filed by political organizations he led, and the latest issues could result in a $5,000 fine for the treasurer of his campaign last year.
Kobach at center of two Supreme Court decisions in illegal immigration cases
01:11 p.m., June 7, 2011 Updated 05:11 p.m.
On Monday, the court refused to review a California Supreme Court ruling that upheld a state law giving California high school graduates reduced tuition at state schools, regardless of their immigration status. The court did not give a reason for its action.
Wichita man petitions state to keep President Obama off Kansas ballot in 2012
12:15 p.m., April 11, 2011 Updated 04:17 p.m.
The State Objections Board ruled 3-0 that David Merton Shultz’s request was too early.
Statehouse Live: Kansas Legislature approves Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s voter ID bill, sent to Gov. Brownback for signature
March 29, 2011
Starting next year, all voters will be required to show photo ID before casting a ballot under legislation sent to Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday.
Kansas House sends voter ID bill to governor
12:07 p.m., March 29, 2011 Updated 12:44 a.m.
Kansas is expected to start requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls next year after a bill imposing the new rule won final approval Tuesday from the state Legislature.
Statehouse Live: Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission says no to Kris Kobach getting KU lecture honorarium
March 24, 2011
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission decided on Wednesday that Kobach could not receive a $10,000 honorarium for the lecture.
Kobach testifies in debate over whether undocumented college students should continue to get in-state tuition rates in Kansas
February 8, 2011
Pleas from both sides of the immigration debate were expressed Tuesday as a House committee considered repealing the law that allows some undocumented students to pay the same lower tuition rates as legal residents of Kansas.
Southern Poverty Law Center immigration report focuses on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach
January 24, 2011
A new Southern Poverty Law Center report criticizing attempts by states and cities to crack down on illegal immigration focuses on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Kobach introduces legislation to require that voters in Kansas show photo identification
09:02 a.m., January 18, 2011 Updated 05:05 p.m.
The NAACP and League of Women Voters has opposed many of the proposals, saying that they suppress voter turnout especially among minorities and the elderly.
Coalition to fight photo-voter ID proposal
January 3, 2011
The Kansas Voter Coalition said on Monday that the proposal by Kobach, a Republican who takes office Jan. 10, is “a solution to a problem whose existence cannot be demonstrated empirically.” Gov.-elect Sam Brownback also supports voter ID.
Kansas likely to join ranks of states implementing stringent new immigration regulations
December 30, 2010
Kansas legislators expect next year to join the growing list of states trying to keep illegal immigrants out and to discourage businesses from hiring them. One of the top legal minds in that movement is about to take office as Kansas’ secretary of state, and he said he’s ready to advise lawmakers.