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Grandmother: Church played role in disputed Kansas firing


August 24, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The grandmother of a woman suing over her 2013 firing from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office testified that her granddaughter's failure to go to church factored into her dismissal.

Margie Canfield also told jurors Tuesday in Topeka that Kobach's chief deputy, Eric Rucker, whom she had known for a long time, asked her to deliver the bad news to her granddaughter, Courtney Canfield, even though she didn't work for Kobach's office, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported .

Rucker "put his fist on the table like he was very emphatic about it and he said, 'And she...

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