Block The Vote! Kris Kobach Strikes Again
Brad Friedman’s BradBlog, the leading voting rights blog in the known universe, keeps us abreast with what ex-conservative congressman and ex-Romney campaign adviser turned Kansas (as in “What’s the Matter with”) Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been up to:
The man who wrote Arizona’s “Papers Please” law before running for Kansas Secretary of State in 2010 on the premise of stamping out “voter fraud” there … before winning and subsequently not being able to find much, if any of it, at all, is nonetheless still at work attempting to keep legitimate voters from being able to cast their vote under the premise that thousands of non-citizens are somehow, secretly, illegally voting in the state of Kansas.
“In Kansas, the illegal registration of alien voters has become pervasive,” Kris Kobach’s personal website still reads today. He just can’t seem to find any.
Despite that annoying little truth, he now has a new plan to try and keep those “alien voters” from voting, even if it involves keeping 17,500 or more perfectly legal U.S. citizen residents of Kansas from voting as well…
Last month, we explained how Kobach’s new law, requiring proof of citizenship in order to register Kansans to vote, had left more than 15,000 otherwise legal voters in limbo.
Voters who had registered to vote using the federal registration form — as mandated by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA or “Motor Voter Act”, since it requires local government facilities, such as DMVs, to provide a nationally standardized voter registration form) — are now being blocked by Kobach from voting in KS, unless they have been able to prove their citizenship to the satisfaction of a new state law written by Kobach and passed by state Republicans last year.
In other words, Kansas’ GOP regime needs to be extra extra careful that no “aliens” vote along with nearly 20,000 eligible voters because you know VOTER FRAUD that we can’t prove exists because it doesn’t.
And that’s pretty much everything you need to know about the GOP’s voter eligibility agenda.