Kris Kobach

Even Kobach Won’t Give Voter Data He Asked For

“Multiple states plan to buck Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s request for personal information on voters on behalf of a presidential commission,” the Kansas City Star reports.

“Kobach said Friday that Kansas also won’t be sharing Social Security information with the commission, for which he serves as vice chairman, at this time.”

“Kobach sent letters to every state requesting names, addresses, voting history and other personal information, such as the last four digits of voters’ Social Security numbers, earlier this week.”

Kobach Will Run for Kansas Governor

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who has championed some of the strictest voting laws in the nation, announced a campaign for governor, the Kansas City Star reports.

“Kobach, the architect of controversial election and immigration laws, advised President Donald Trump on immigration policy throughout the 2016 campaign and was appointed to serve as vice chairman of a new federal commission that will investigate the prevalence of voter fraud.”

Trump to Launch Commission on ‘Election Integrity’

President Trump “is expected to sign an executive order today establishing a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the American election system,” ABC News reports.

The officials say Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be announced as Chair and Vice Chair of the “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” in a press release today.

Judge Orders Kobach to Release Trump Documents

A federal judge has ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach “to turn over a proposed changes to federal voting rights laws that he took to a meeting with President Trump,” the AP reports.

“After privately examining the documents, U.S. Magistrate James O’Hara ruled Monday that parts of documents from Kobach are ‘unquestionably relevant’ to a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring voters provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering.”

Kobach Backs Trump Claim of Millions Voting Illegally

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) asserted without evidence that millions of noncitizens voted in the presidential election moments after he certified the state’s election results, the Wichita Eagle reports.

Said Kobach: “I think the president-elect is absolutely correct when he says the number of illegal votes cast exceeds the popular vote margin between him and Hillary Clinton at this point.”

Official Wants Power to Prosecute Fraud That Doesn’t Exist

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), “the architect behind some of the nation’s strictest voter ID requirements, is asking lawmakers to give him the power to press voter fraud charges because he says prosecutors do not pursue cases he refers,” the Wichita Eagle reports.

“The state’s top federal prosecutor, however, says Kobach has not sent any cases his way. Some county prosecutors say cases that have been referred did not justify prosecution.”