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Kansas Voting Suit Continues in Shawnee County Court

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach maintains that his rule is preventing voter fraud. (Photo: Associated Press)

A Shawnee County District Court is still considering a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging this state's two-tiered election system. It requires Kansas election officials to discard thousands of votes cast in state and local races by people who registered using a federal form, without providing documents proving  their U.S. citizenship. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says requiring proof of citizenship protects against voter fraud. 

But Micah Kubic, executive director of ACLU Kansas, says the real agenda behind Secretary Kobach's rule is to create a barrier making it harder for eligible citizens to vote.
The ACLU is suing to stop Kobach from implementing the system for the August primary and November's general election. In most states voters only need to attest on the registration form that they are U.S. citizens.

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