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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 »

In Kansas, Kobach Wastes Taxpayer Money, Now "In the Fight of his Life”

Given his prominent anti-immigrant role, we’re always keeping an eye on the Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach. Yesterday, Jen Hayden at DailyKos explained how he “continues to waste taxpayer money“: When the Democratic nominee, Chad Taylor, withdrew his name from the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, Kris Kobach—the worst secretary of state in the … Continue reading »

New Republic: Why Kris Kobach's Reelection Race in Kansas is a Must-Watch

In the immigration reform world, we know Kris Kobach well.  He was Mitt Romney’s immigration advisor and partly responsible for Romney’s ill-fated espousal of self-deportation.  He was the architect of incredibly anti-immigrant laws like Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56, which punitively targeted and terrorized immigrants before they were largely struck down by the Supreme Court. … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Fighting Executive Action on National Front, Reelection Campaign Back Home

All rumors indicate that a major executive announcement from President Obama on immigration is forthcoming, and anti-immigrant extremists are preparing their response.  Members of Congress like Steve King and Marco Rubio are already threatening another government shutdown this fall if Obama takes action.  And the anti-immigrant movement’s “go-to guy” on immigration-related lawsuits, Kris Kobach, is also scheming to “torpedo” … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Primary Challenger: 'Quit Doing Immigration on Our Dime'

Kansas’ Secretary of State Kris Kobach is famous for being the architect of the Arizona and Alabama anti-immigrant laws (SB 1070 and HB 56) — and for pushing anti-immigrant laws onto states when he’s supposed to be working for Kansas. He’s facing reelection this year though, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Kobach is drawing challengers … Continue reading »

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