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Kobach Seeks End to Lawsuit Against Kansas Citizenship Rule

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (Photo credit: Stephen Koranda)
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (Photo credit: Stephen Koranda)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office has registered two prospective northeast Kansas voters and is asking a judge to dismiss their federal lawsuit against the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement. The Wichita Eagle reported that an attorney for Kobach's office asked Tuesday to have the lawsuit dismissed, arguing that the two young men no longer have grounds to sue. The men did not comply with a 2013 law requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship when registering. But Kobach said his office regularly checks records from other state agencies for proof of citizenship. Attorneys for the two men say Kobach's office acted simply to prevent court scrutiny of the law. Kobach's office also registered two other men who filed a separate state-court lawsuit, and the judge refused to dismiss it. 

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