Skip to comments.Anti-illegals activist to target voter fraud (Kansas)
Posted on 12/15/2010 7:43:50 PM PST by jazusamo
Outside of Kansas, Kris Kobach is best known as an expert on immigration issues. He's the author of Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law, a longtime counsel to the Immigration Law Reform Institute and a hero within the border-security movement.
Inside Kansas, he wears another hat entirely. He's the newly elected secretary of state, having ousted Democratic incumbent Chris Biggs by a margin of 59 percent to 37 percent.
Why would someone who's devoted his career to fighting illegal immigration want to become chief vote-counter for the state of Kansas? Suffice it to say that Mr. Kobach devoted his campaign to one issue, and that issue was voter fraud - and it too has an immigration angle.
The specter of illegal immigrants casting votes in U.S. elections has long frustrated Republicans, and Mr. Kobach is now poised to do something about it. Even before he's sworn in, he's already hard at work drafting voter-fraud legislation that he says will be most the comprehensive in the nation.
"This will be head and shoulders above anything any state has ever done to secure the voting process," he said. "My hope is to create a model with regard to stopping voter fraud that can be used in other states, like we did in Arizona" with immigration.
His election comes at a professional cost. He likely will lose his tenured seat at the University of Missouri at Kansas City law school in order to take the secretary of state's job, given that "a leave of absence usually doesn't last four years," he said.
Even so, Mr. Kobach, 44, said it wouldn't have been enough to draft the Kansas voter-fraud bill as an outside consultant, as was the case when he wrote Senate Bill 1070, the Arizona immigration bill.
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Godspeed, Kris Kobach. We need more like you in the halls of government.
’ “He’s very young, attractive and personable. He speaks very well,” said Ms. Krehbiel. “While he claims this mandate is a result of his platform, I don’t think that’s why he won.” ‘
Ooooh, meow. A little sexism coming from a lib?
You’re right, they’ll come up with any excuse they can to deflect the real reason he was elected.
Congrats to Mr Korbach..and congrats to Kansas, too. Kansas has an illegal Alien problem, and the two GOP Senators are pro-Illegal.
Vote fraud from illegals is an issue that gets little publicity, I hope this election will help get the issue more importance nationwide
Kobach also ran to defeat Dennis Moore, KS 3rd Dist. House of Rep. but failed to win 3rd District RINO votes after beating a RINO in the Primary!
Kris is a great guy and already knows of documented voter fraud, which has frustrated many of us here in KS (as well in 3rd District which borders the MO State Line.)
Not only do residents of MO vote in KS and vice versa, but former RINO Sec. of State refused to rid voter rolls of deceased and people who no longer live in district/state after repeat requests from party leaders and local officials and Kobach promised to do so if elected.
I stand corrected, you're absolutely right and I should have known because I've been posting articles on him lately. I guess I got excited because there's now two Repubs that are doing something. :-)
Thanks for your post and words about Kris, hopefully he'll not only straighten this out in Kansas but have a model bill for other states.
"Necessary for many forms of photo I.D."? How many forms of photo ID are there, and how many is Kobach wanting people to have? People born at home have been getting drivers licenses. Surely they can get another form that could be used. Are there any members of the League of Women Voters who think rationally?
Also, if these people are never expected to prove who the are, it's no wonder billions of taxpayer dollars are lost to fraud every year. Fifteen family members could be using the same Medicare or Medicaid card. I can see why they're fighting photo ID to vote. It might lead to proving who they are for all the government handouts.