Old letter on apartheid resurfaces amid scrutiny of Kobach


October 13, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A decades-old letter Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach wrote denouncing apartheid in South Africa but arguing against U.S. companies pulling out has resurfaced as he runs for governor and helps lead a presidential commission on election fraud.

Questions about Kobach's past views on racial segregation in South Africa arose in 2012 when he advised then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign, The Wichita Eagle reports. Recently, Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat and Kobach critic, said he had heard Kobach had written a le...

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