LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Secretary Kobach’s Federal Voting Commission Meeting Wednesday

Secretary of State Kris Kobach. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)

An election integrity commission vice chaired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is meeting for the first time Wednesday in Washington. President Trump created the group, and they’ll study issues including voter fraud.

Kobach said this is an opportunity to have a nationwide fact finding mission on voting issues and voter fraud.

“To see what evidence there is of different forms of voter fraud across the country," said Kobach on CNN last month. "I may know in Kansas, and I do, but I can’t speak for the other 49 states. Put the facts on the table, let people draw their own conclusions."

Mark Johnson is an attorney who has worked on Kansas voting lawsuits. He hopes the commission will take an objective look at the issue, but he’s concerned the panel may use limited examples of voter fraud to justify changes in voting laws.

“There’s just so little evidence that actual voter fraud is a problem,” said Johnson.

Kobach attracted some criticism when he asked all 50 states for voter information to help the commission study fraud. That request has been put on hold for now because of a lawsuit.

Statehouse reporter Stephen Koranda talks with Kansas News Service editor Amy Jeffries about the commission and what recommendations it might make:


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)