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Kansas' Kobach Seen As Enemy of Left for Fighting Voter Fraud

By    |   Wednesday, 22 October 2014 03:28 PM

Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach of Kansas, who is in a single digit lead in the race to keep his position, tells Newsmax that those on the left don't like him because of his election reforms.

"I have introduced a number of election reforms that have made Kansas the toughest state in America to commit voter fraud," Kobach told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Wednesday.

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"We were the first state in America to combine three things: photo ID at the polls without lots of exceptions like some states have, proof of citizenship when you register to vote, which only four states have, and we secure the mail ballots, which very few states do so that there's no possibility of anything fraud in mail balloting," he explained.

"We had stopped voter fraud — virtually stopped it in Kansas," he said, although he admits that "you can never completely stop it."

In addition, the Kansas Republican "teamed up with the state of Arizona and we sued the Obama administration for trying to knot a loophole into our proof of citizenship law, and we beat them in federal district court in March."

"The folks on the left don't like me very much," he added.

The New York Times recently called Kobach "an itinerant firebrand with a Yale law degree, baptized a 'blood brother' by the heavy metal conservative Ted Nugent."

The Kansas secretary of state told Newsmax that he's "just someone who's committed to the principles that the rule of law has to be followed."

"I'm going to continue to fight the fight on restoring the rule of law on immigration and that's where it overlaps with my work as secretary of state because with regard to voter fraud, it's all about the rule of law," he explained. "It's about having legal, fair elections."

When Kobach was first elected in 2010, he won with a 22-point landslide, but now he only has about a five-point lead, according to recent polls.

He has cited attacks on his voter fraud efforts and the problems facing Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Sen. Pat Roberts and the "down-ticket effect," Politco reported.

But he predicts that he'll "probably stretch that out . . . in the last few days of the campaign."

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Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach of Kansas, who is in a single digit lead in the race to keep his position, tells Newsmax that those on the left don't like him because of his election reforms.
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