Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Operation Robar Mi Voto

The more you take a look at former Kansas GOP chair and current Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the more you realize just how pervasive the Republican plan is to disenfranchise Democratic voters in red states truly is.

The Spanish-language voter guides from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office include two errors about registering to vote in the state, while the English guides do not include the same errors. 
The Spanish-language guides said that voters could register up to 15 days before the election, while the English version included the correct deadline, 21 days before the election, as the Daily Kos flagged last week. And while the English guides told voters they could use their passport as a photo ID, the guides in Spanish did not include a passport in the list.

Kobach is notorious for his push to enact strict voter ID laws in the state, impose other voting restrictions, and pursue criminal prosecutions of alleged voting fraud. Kansas faces several challenges to its law requiring proof of citizenship for residents to register to vote. 
Craig McCullah, the official in charge of publications for the Kansas secretary of state, claimed responsibility and said that the office would correct the errors, according to the Kansas City Star
"It was an administrative error that I am diligently working to fix," he said.

If you believe for a microsecond that this was an "administrative error" well I've got some coastal property in Kansas to sell you.   Remember the only reason this was caught at all was because Daily Kos pointed it out.  Otherwise this would have been an "unfortunate oversight" if it had been noticed after the voter registration period.

I'm sure it was an honest screw up coming from the biggest single proponent of "preventing voter fraud" in the Republican party, too...

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