Kansas official says law halted up to 18K noncitizen votes
March 7, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach defended his state's voter registration law Tuesday in federal court, claiming the measure he championed has prevented between 1,000 and 18,000 noncitizens from casting ballots.
During opening statements in a federal lawsuit challenging his authority to implement the requirements, Kobach said one of his experts will testify that the higher end of that range is more likely.
He argued the law, which requires people to provide documents such as a birth certificate or passport at motor vehicle offices to register to vote, was much...
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