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Election fraud in Kansas
State announces first conviction by a non-U.S.-citizens; ‘The O’reilly Factor’ with the latest
A Federal judge ruled on Monday that Kansas may not require to register to provide documentary proof of U.S. citizenship in order to vote, these laws of the Constitution violate the legitimate right to vote in a decision with national impact.
In an extraordinary rebuke, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ordered the Kansas Secretary of state Kris Kobach completed the additional six hours of legal training requirements before he is to renew his law license for the coming year. It imposed the sanction for its numerous disclosure violations.
The 118-page decision came in two consolidated cases challenging Kansas voter registration law, that the people, documents, like a birth certificate, U.S. passport or naturalization papers.
The decision reflected the Kansas proof-of-citizenship registration law and makes permanent an earlier injunction had temporarily locked.
Kobach did not immediately respond to the Associated Press for comment.
The leadership action brought by the ACLU on behalf of several named voters and the League of women voters is centered register on the National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as the Motor-Voter law that allows people to vote when applying for a driver’s license.
The case, Kobach, in order to prove that Kansas has to register a significant problem with non-citizens to vote.
Robinson found the Kansas law disproportionate impact of qualified voters, while only nominally to prevent noncitizen registration of voters.
“It can also have the unintended effect of eroding instead of maintaining confidence in the electoral system, the confusing, to develop and inconsistent enforcement of the (wrote documentary proof of citizenship) laws since 2013,” she said.
Its judgment also included a less-noticed action for annulment Parker Bednasek, not only with regard to motor-voters, the candidates submitted by Kansas voters, quoted in the ACLU, and thus relates to all Kansas voters.
Kobach, a conservative Republican, runs for Governor, was one of the leading source for Trump’s unsubstantiated statement that millions of immigrants have illegally voted in the country, can, in the election of 2016.
“This decision is a stinging rebuke from Kris Kobach, and the heart of his voter suppression efforts: a show-me-your-papers law, which disenfranchised tens of thousands of Kansans,” Dale Ho, Director of the ACLU voting rights project, said in the press release. “The law was on the basis of a foreign enemy, the non-citizens are engaged in rampant election fraud.”
The cases that have drawn national attention because of its implications for the voting rights as the Republicans are laws that say you have to aim at the prevention of electoral fraud, but critics claim that the objective of the Democratic leaning minorities and college students who do not have such documentation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report