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Judge Gives Kobach Another Chance in Kansas Voter Registration Lawsuit

Kobach speaking to reporters earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

A federal judge is giving Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach another chance to defend his position in a lawsuit over the state’s voter registration policies.

Previously, Kobach’s office missed a filing deadline and the court entered a default judgement against the state of Kansas.

Kobach then submitted the paperwork and the judge accepted it, re-opening the case. The judge says it’s a significant lawsuit that deserves to be decided on the merits and not on a technicality.

The lawsuit argues that the proof-of-citizenship document requirement in Kansas violates the U.S. Constitution by infringing on voting rights. Secretary Kobach disagrees and says the requirement ensures only citizens are voting.

Now, the lawsuit will move forward, but there probably won’t be any decisions before the election.

KPR’s Stephen Koranda has more details:


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