Tag Archives: Kris Kobach

KANSAS: GOP Gov Concedes Primary To Kris Kobach

The Wichita Eagle reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has captured the Republican nomination for governor after the tightest primary fight in Kansas history, edging out the state’s sitting governor. Gov. Jeff Colyer, a plastic surgeon from Overland Park, announced his concession Tuesday night after he failed to narrow the gap with Kobach when provisional ballots in Johnson County ...

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KANSAS: Kobach To Recuse From Vote Recount [VIDEO]

The Wichita Eagle reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in a cable news interview Thursday night that he plans to recuse himself from the vote tally process in the face of pressure from Gov. Jeff Colyer and mounting confusion over vote totals. Kobach said that he would recuse himself in an interview with CNN hours after Colyer had ...

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KANSAS: Secretary Of State Kris Kobach Continues To Refuse To Recuse Himself From Recount Of Own Votes

The Wichita Eagle reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he has no plans to recuse himself from a recount process in the race for governor because any counting of ballots would take place at the county level. “The recount thing is done on a county level, so the secretary of state does not actually participate directly ...

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KANSAS: Dead Heat In GOP Gubernatorial Primary

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports: Secretary of State Kris Kobach maintained a minute lead — less than 200 votes — over Gov. Jeff Colyer Wednesday as the final election results in the Republican race for governor were counted. Delays in Johnson County pushed the unofficial final result of Tuesday’s primary into Wednesday morning. Just before 8 a.m., results on the Kansas ...

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KANSAS: Court Strikes Down Proof Of Citizenship Requirement For Voter Registration, Sanctions Kobach

Talking Points Memo reports: A federal judge on Monday ruled that Kansas’ proof of citizenship voter registration requirement was a violation of the Constitution as well as the National Voter Registration Act. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson had in previous orders temporarily blocked the requirement, which was championed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Robinson on Monday handed down ...

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KANSAS: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kris Kobach Rides In Another Parade With His “Replica” Machine Gun

Kansas City’s CBS affiliate reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has brought his Jeep to another parade. This time, in Lecompton. The Jeep, which Kobach previously described as a “souped up Jeep with a replica gun,” caused some to be concerned at a parade in Shawnee last weekend. Then, it sparked what Kobach called “outrage” after pictures of it ...

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Kobach To Face Grand Jury On Voter Suppression

Courthouse News reports: The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a citizen-initiated grand jury petition can investigate Secretary of State Kris Kobach on allegations that he intentionally failed to register qualified voters. Petitioner Steven Davis gathered enough signatures to file a petition in Douglas County Court in August 2017. The petition sought a grand jury investigation of Kobach for ...

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KANSAS: GOP Gov Candidate Kris Kobach Rides In Parade With Jeep-Mounted “Replica” Machine Gun

The Kansas City Star reports: Kris Kobach made his way through a parade in Johnson County Saturday morning, waving from an American flag colored jeep with a large gun mounted in back. The city of Shawnee later issued an apology for Kobach’s display. The sight of Kobach, a Republican candidate for Kansas governor, in the vehicle at the Old Shawnee ...

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KANSAS: Secretary Of State Kris Kobach Held In Contempt Of Court For Failing To Notify Eligible Voters

The Topeka Capitol-Journal reports: U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson has found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt for failing to comply with her orders in a lawsuit over the state’s voter registration law. Robinson didn’t impose a fine but ordered Kobach to pay for damages caused by his failure to comply, including attorney fees. Robinson in 2016 ...

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BREAKING: Trump Dissolves Voter Fraud Commission

Just in from the White House: Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to proved the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry. Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today I signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and have asked the Department of Homeland Security ...

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Kris Kobach: Yes, I’m On Breitbart’s Payroll

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is now a regular columnist on the far-right news site run by President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist. Kobach, a candidate for Kansas governor who is running on a platform of combating illegal immigration, published his first article for Breitbart.com in June — a piece that tied refugees to ...

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Trump Complains That States Won’t Release Voter Info: One Wonders What They’re Worried About [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump spoke Wednesday at the first public hearing of his vote fraud commission and raised the possibility that substantial voter fraud had occurred in the 2016 election, but he did not repeat past claims that millions of illegal ballots were cast. “This issue is very important to me because throughout the campaign, and even after, ...

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Voter Fraud Crackpot Kris Kobach: We May Never Know If Hillary Clinton Really Won The Popular Vote [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: The vice chair of President Trump’s voter fraud commission claims “we may never know” if Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. MSNBC host Katy Tur asked Kris Kobach on Wednesday if the commission exists because Trump thinks he would have won the popular vote if it weren’t for voter fraud. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, won the ...

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White House Publishes Personal Contact Details On Hundreds Who Objected To Voter Fraud Commission

Yahoo News reports: Public comments on the voter fraud commission released by the White House late Thursday were overwhelmingly, and in many cases profanely, critical of the project. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity posted on its page on the White House website, without comment or explanation, 112 pages of emails received through July 11, commenting on the organization’s ...

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ACLU Sues Trump Over Voter Fraud Commission

Reuters reports: The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said it had filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump’s election commission, saying it had failed to follow federal law governing public access and transparency for such advisory groups. The ACLU said in a statement that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity had already held its first meeting without ...

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Kris Kobach Blasts “Fake News” Reports That 44 States Are Now Refusing To Give Him Voter Information

Fox News reports: The vice chair of President Trump’s voter fraud commission took aim Wednesday at media reports of a mass boycott of the ongoing probe, dismissing it as “more ‘fake news.'” Kris Kobach, who also serves as secretary of state in Kansas, said “despite media distortions and obstruction by a handful of state politicians,” the committee will “continue its ...

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CNN Host Blasts Trump Flunky Kris Kobach Over Trump Administration’s Ridiculous Voter Fraud Lies [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: CNN host Kate Bolduan unsuccessfully tried to get Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), an adviser to President Donald Trump, to produce evidence to back up the White House’s voter fraud allegations. During a Sunday interview with ABC News, White House policy director Stephen Miller defended Trump’s claim that thousands of people had been bused into ...

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