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Kansas City Star: Kobach’s Campaign Checked “Logic and Reason at the Door”

Following Kris Kobach’s loss in his gubernatorial bid, Hunter Woodall and Bryan Lowry of the Kansas City Star published a deep dive behind the scenes of his failed campaign. Kobach has long been an anti-immigrant extremist and an ardent supporter of Donald Trump; his campaign this year followed the GOP divide-and-distract strategy that led dozens … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Loses; Democracy and Immigrants Win.

Notorious anti-immigrant and voter suppression extremist Kris Kobach was denied the Governor’s mansion by voters in Kansas on Tuesday, as Kansans chose Democrat Laura Kelly by over 4 percentage points. Kobach’s loss was cause for national celebration, not least because Kobach had so thoroughly tied himself to President Trump.  Both Trump and his son Donald … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Kobach’s Stunning Defeat

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Kris Kobach, one of the leading anti-immigrant voices in American politics, lost in a stunning upset today in the race for Kansas Governor. He has a long history of vilifying immigrants and pushing repressive policies. He has inflicted pain on millions. It … Continue reading »

Immigration Attacks Not Gaining Traction in KS-03 Race? NRCC Cancels $1 Million Ad Buy for Rep. Kevin Yoder

After GOP’s Barrage of Ugly Immigration Attacks Against Democratic Candidate Sharice Davids, Does Cancellation of Million-Dollar Ad Buy Mean Race is Slipping Away for Rep. Yoder? The news that the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) has canceled more than $1 million in planned ads on behalf of Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) in the Kansas 3rd … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Sees Threats to Election Integrity Everywhere, but in the Kansas Primary the Biggest Threat Might be Himself

A week after the polls have closed in the Kansas Republican primary for governor, the race is still too close to call. Currently, Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Governor Jeff Colyer by only 110 votes. Deciding a definitive winner could still be weeks away with an estimated 10,000 provisional ballots yet to be counted … Continue reading »

Is Kris Kobach Good at Anything Other than Demagoguing Against Immigrants?

America’s Voice has long known Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as an anti-immigrant extremist bent on terrorizing immigrant families. But this week, Kobach was in court over a federal voting rights case brought on by the ACLU, and he hasn’t been doing well. Kobach, in an unusual move, is representing himself in the case, … Continue reading »

Kansas City Dreamers, Advocates, Community Members Demand #DreamActNow

Last night in Kansas City, more than a hundred Dreamers, advocates, and community members turned out for a vigil and march in support of Dreamers, immigrants, and the need for #DreamActNow. As their event Facebook page said: Congress has failed to protect our immigrant youth once again after voting for a spending bill that did … Continue reading »

Trump’s Rubber Stamp Deportations Outrage Americans in Kansas and Rural Washington State

Law Enforcement Official and Trump Voter: “I didn’t sign up for this.  And shame on me for being short-sighted about this, but it’s not just.” From Ohio to Kansas to rural Washington state, Americans are increasingly outraged about the rubber stamp deportation policy the Trump Administration is implementing. The detention and pending deportation of Kansas … Continue reading »

Barreto and Segura Talk Latino Vote in Key Races with Jose Diaz-Balart (VIDEO)

Today, Matt Barreto and Gary Segura, the founders of Latino Decisions, talked to Jose Diaz-Balart about the Latino vote in key races around the country: Tomorrow, America’s Voice and several of our allies will release an election-eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in ten battleground states, conducted by Latino Decisions. The poll … Continue reading »