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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 »

Kris Kobach’s Primary is Today, and It’s Really Close

It’s big day for Kris Kobach, a long-time leader of the extreme anti-immigrant movement who is running for Governor of Kansas. This past weekend, ProPublica in an in-depth article titled “Kris Kobach’s Lucrative Trail of Courtroom Defeats,” reminded readers of Kobach’s long history of filing anti-immigrant ordinances, most of which were found unconstitutional, but not … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach’s Latest Crusade: Attacking Undocumented Students for Rising Tuition Costs

Kris Kobach — Kansas’ Secretary of State, Donald Trump’s co-conspirator on voter fraud, and longtime anti-immigrant demagogue — is one of the country’s worst restrictionists. This year, he’s running for Governor of Kansas, and has been making his long history of anti-immigrant politics the centerpiece of his campaign. Most recently, Kobach has been attacking Kansas’ … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is Kris Kobach

Published June 22, 2018; updated August 15, 2018 Kris Kobach is Kansas’ current Secretary of State and Republican candidate for Kansas Governor, and an anti-immigrant extremist who has  served as the xenophobic right’s lawyer for more than a decade. He is known for his connections to some of the worst-of-the-worst anti-immigrant zealots, his role pushing … Continue reading »

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