Tag Archives: Kris Kobach

A Bad Year for Kansas’s Kobach and Newby

By: Norma Volkmer It has not been a good year for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Johnson County, Kansas Election Commissioner Brian Newby. Newby is currently the executive director of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission, where in … Continue reading

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Kansas 0-3 in Voter ID Lawsuits

By: Norma Volkmer Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, narrowly avoided contempt charges in September 2016 which would have been the cherry on top for those in opposition to Kansas’s proof-of-citizenship requirement. The requirement, which requires anyone registering to vote in … Continue reading

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In Kansas, 90 Days to Prove Citizenship

Is 90 days enough time to comply with proof-of-citizenship voter registration requirements? In Kansas, at least 31,000 presumably qualified electors who have attempted to complete applications to register to vote will see their applications deleted under new administrative regulations in … Continue reading

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Kansas’ Secretary of State: Protecting Voter Privacy, or Politics as Usual?

by Katherine Paige A U.S. District Court ruling handed down Wednesday in Kansas granted disclosure of the names of provisional ballot voters to candidates in a tightly contested state house race, thereby clarifying the scope of voter privacy protection under … Continue reading

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