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Kris Kobach

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 »

The Smoking Gun: Kobach and Bannon behind Cynical Effort to Rig the Political Map

Philip Bump of the Washington Post: “New Emails Reveal a Central Political Motivation for Changing the Census” There’s never been any doubt about the true motivations behind the Trump Administration’s push to add a new Census question on citizenship. It’s a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrants to lower response rates in order to shift the … Continue reading »

Kobach Campaign Update: Kobach Cites Debunked Data from a Hate Group While Prominent Republicans Endorse the Democrat  

Kris Kobach’s gubernatorial campaign has suffered continuous negative hits in the weeks following his controversial and razor thin victory in the Republican primary.  Most recently, his campaign has been dogged by reports of factual inaccuracies and scrutiny of his anti-immigrant policies. In addition, dozens of prominent current and former Republican elected officials endorsing Kobach’s Democratic … Continue reading »

PETITION: Tell Kobach to reject white nationalist money!

Kris Kobach, a candidate for governor in Kansas and one of our country’s worst anti-immigrant extremists, has accepted thousands in campaign contributions from a white nationalist. Sign the petition, tell him to reject hate money and give the donations back! >> Sign the petition here Share the petition on Twitter | Facebook Background: Kris Kobach … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach, Already Ordered to Remedial Law Classes, Faces Even More Legal Challenges

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate, is facing no fewer than three separate lawsuits in the coming weeks, even though his previous court appearances have been disastrous. (He has been fined tens of thousands of dollars, been found in contempt of court, and ordered to remedial legal education.) Kobach has built … 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 »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Zachary Mueller Speaking About Kris Kobach

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Zachary Mueller, our own resident Kris Kobach expert who joined us to talk about how Kansas’ Secretary of State may have just won a gubernatorial primary. (Interview begins at 14:15.) On the topic of family separations this week, a … Continue reading »