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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Kris Kobach
Nearly all double voter registrations uncovered by a Kansas program that compares registration records of more than two dozen states are the unintentional result of people moving from one state to another and re-registering to vote, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said.
A federal judge agreed Tuesday with the American Civil Liberties Union that a state court should decide a lawsuit challenging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's enforcement of the state's voter-citizenship rule.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach says a Kansas House committee has taken the teeth out of legislation to protest the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach pushed Kansas legislators Wednesday for an aggressive response to the U.S. government's designation of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, criticizing a committee for rejecting proposals to punish federal employees attempting to manage the bird's population.
Federal election officials have asked a judge to temporarily suspend his own order that they help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship, arguing that the case "implicates the fundamental right to register to vote."
Voting rights groups filed an appeal Friday of a judge's order that federal election officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring new voters to provide documentation proving their U.S. citizenship.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says there's no need to consider a so-called dual voter registration system in light of a federal judge's ruling about the state's proof-of-citizenship law for new voters.
The Democratic candidate for Kansas secretary of state says she's "appalled" by a federal judge's ruling requiring the federal government to help Kansas enforce its proof-of-citizenship law for new voters.
Federal officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, in a decision that could encourage other Republican-led states to consider similar policies.
A decision on whether states have a constitutional right to require proof-of-citizenship documentation for their residents who register to vote using a national form is now in the hands of a federal judge in a case with broad implications for voting rights.
A judge has rejected a claim that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has no legal authority to file a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to modify the federal voter registration form.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is supporting a state Senate bill that would exclude the lesser prairie chicken from federal protection and give the state the authority to charge federal officials if they try to enforce federal laws pertaining to the rare bird.
A scan of Kansas birth records will allow election officials to validate voter registrations for more than 7,700 people who hadn't complied with a proof-of-citizenship law, Secretary of State Kris Kobach told legislators Wednesday.
Campaign finance records show that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach began the year with a significant fundraising advantage over Democratic challenger Jean Schodorf.
States are vowing to go to the courts for permission to ask newly registered voters to show proof of citizenship after a federal commission ruled late Friday that it's up to the national government, not states, to decide what to include on registration forms.
"It's a state-run program that Kansas has developed and it's a service for the whole country," Kobach said.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Nearly all double voter registrations uncovered by a Kansas program that compares registration records of more than two dozen states are the unintentional result of people moving from one state to another and re-registering to vote, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said.