Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the Superhero of Voter Fraud had a win this week. You might remember him as the Secretary of State who championed the strictest voter i.d. laws in the country. To vote in Kansas, you now have to present the following:
- A valid drivers license/ passport
- A note from your mom saying you are worthy
- A picture of you outside the hospital where you were born
- An updated Facebook relationship status to “voting Republican in Kansas”
- Your report card from 2nd grade
Voting is so complex in Kansas – the Secretary of State’s office launched a website to help people understand it http://www.gotvoterid.com/ with a flashy marketing tag line “Got Voter ID?” (psst…the Got Milk folks called and they want their marketing campaign back.)
There is even a 14 page voter registration kit that people can download to help them understand the simple voter registration process. Kansas-Voter-Registration-Kit
You know this system is messed up when you have to download a “kit” to register to vote.
BUT all this hard work has paid off. Kobach is kicking voter fraud ass and taking names! Between the invaluable kits and his take no prisoners stance on voter fraud – the last I heard he had identified six thousand new cases of voter fraud.
….not exactly six thousand.
Kobach also announced Monday three new voter fraud cases, including one in Johnson County, to add to three that were announced last fall.
Kobach has vowed to fight fraudulent voting with tougher registration laws and prosecutions, and last year the Legislature gave him the power to prosecute voter fraud. He is the only secretary of state in the nation who has such authority.
I challenge Senator Lautner to show me examples of gun owner discrimination to warrant this type of legislation. Meanwhile I’m sure the LGBT community could provide me examples of discrimination that justify upholding the executive order that Brownback so easily dismantled.
I had my assistant, Gus the Cat, take a look at the bill for review and he thought it makes a better cat toy than Kansas law.