Kansas Secretary of State Cancels Almost 7,000 Incomplete Voter Registrations

Oct 16, 2015

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is following through with his promise to enforce the proof-of-citizenship requirement on the state’s voter registrations, reports The Topeka Capital-Journal. In less than two weeks, Kansas has seen its number of incomplete voter registrations decline by nearly 6,700—a decline of nearly eighteen percent. A 2013 law required new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering, and most of the cancelled registrations fall under this category.

Kobach insists that the proof-of-citizenship requirement prevents election fraud. But critics contend that the effort is self-serving, as the vast majority of people adversely affected by the law would most likely vote against the Republicans in power.