“Kris Kobach, ACLU clash in court over proof of citizenship voting law”

Topeka Capital-Journal:

Secretary of State Kris Kobach said in court Wednesday an elderly couple challenging Kansas’ proof of citizenship voting law hadn’t demonstrated they are citizens – and therefore eligible to sue.

At the same hearing, a Shawnee County District Court judge suggested he could extend an earlier order allowing some individuals who haven’t provided proof to vote in state and local races….

Kobach also provided a spreadsheet with names from Sedgwick County of naturalized citizens who had been registered to vote prior to becoming citizens and non-citizens who had attempted to vote. In total, the document contained about 25 names, gathered over the past decade.

ACLU attorneys argued that of the names on the list, just three had ever voted. During the same time period, thousands of people had registered to vote, they said. The evidence of non-citizen voting is nominal, they argued.

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