“Did Kansas criminalize voter registration drives? Supreme Court weighs election law case”

Topeka Capital-Journal:

Voter advocacy organizations are asking the Kansas Supreme Court to block a new state law that they argue criminalizes voter registration drives, despite lower courts rejecting the argument.

The justices of the state’s high court indicated in Wednesday’s hearing that their decision could hinge on the fact that legislators did not write a “reasonable person” standard into the law, appearing skeptical of the state’s argument that such a standard should still be applied.

The Supreme Court’s review focuses on a request for an injunction against a provision of HB 2183 that makes it a felony to impersonate an election official. Voter rights advocates say they halted voter registration drives out of fear of prosecution.

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