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Kansas Secretary of State Will Discard Thousands of Votes in Upcoming Elections

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is planning to use provisional ballots during the upcoming elections and then throw out all of the votes for state and local races cast by the thousands of voters who register to vote at motor vehicle offices without providing proof of citizenship. An email sent yesterday (WED) from Kobach's office to county election officials outlines the state's proposed plans for implementing a two-tiered election system in the wake of a federal court order requiring Kansas to allow these voters to cast ballots at least in the federal races. Kobach plans to use a process that allows election officials to go back into those ballots and count only votes cast in federal races. The move comes despite a Kansas judge ruling that Kobach had no such authority.

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