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Kobach Slams 'Ridiculous' and 'Baffling' Calls for Resignation

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By    |   Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 11:44 AM

Kris Kobach blasted demands for his resignation from President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission, calling a letter from House Democrats calling for his dismissal as "ridiculous" on Wednesday.

Four Democratic House leaders, Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, Robert Brady of Pennsylvania and John Conyers of Michigan, wrote a letter to Vice President Mike Pence asking for him to fire Kobach from the commission.

"They allege that somehow I'm not qualified because I've pointed out widespread voter fraud in my own state of Kansas," Kobach said on CNN.

"I think they want me removed because I've been fighting voter fraud in my state of Kansas for over six years now and I've been very specific about what we need to do and what other states have been doing," he said on "Fox & Friends" that same day. "I guess they just don't want someone heading the commission as vice chair who knows this issue and knows how to get at the problem."

The letter also described the commission as a voter suppression effort, and singled out Kobach as having "repeatedly claimed, falsely, that widespread voter fraud exists and advertises his work on the Commission to promote his own campaign for governor of Kansas."

He added, "These actions undermine the integrity of the Commission and raise significant concerns that the Commission will be used as a tool for voter suppression."

Kobach called this a "ludicrous argument" on CNN.

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