Man picked for Kansas election duties had past controversies


August 10, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The top assistant who Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach tapped Friday to take over his duties until the hotly contested Republican gubernatorial primary race with Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved has been reprimanded in the past for his handling of abortion investigations.

Kobach announced his decision to name Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker in a letter to Colyer after the governor demanded a day earlier that Kobach stop advising election officials on the handling of uncounted ballots. Rucker also will serve in Kobach's place on the state board that certifies...

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