Kansas Secretary of State's office to appeal proof-of-citizenship ruling

They'll have to Kobach to the drawing board and try again

June 20, 2018 - 6:55 pm

It's been a busy week, according to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. 

He’s making national headlines again and not in a good way: this time over his voter citizenship law which was struck down by a federal judge because there was insufficient evidence.

Kobach believes the decision is extreme, because he doesn't know of another judge in America who has deemed requiring proof of citizenship before people can vote as unconstitutional

To add insult to injury, the judge in the case took the unusual step of ordering Kobach to taxe six hours in legal courses.

Late Wednesday, The Kansas Secretary of State's office gave instructions to county elections officials telling them to put into place a federal court ruling that struck down the state's proof-of-citizenship voter registration law.

Kobach said they are in the process of appealing that decision but would comply until process ends.

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