Kobach suggested another witness was also biased. He read aloud tweets from Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida, that disparaged Kobach.
One tweet referenced reports that a staffer for Vice President Mike Pence had called Kobach an “(expletive) sandwich.”
McDonald said he didn’t have any bias against Kobach. “They’re tough, but they’re tweets,” McDonald said.
The trial is expected to last several days. Robinson will deliver a verdict in the bench trial.
Members of the public packed the Kansas City courtroom and a couple dozen more watched from an overflow room.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach defended his state’s voter registration law Tuesday in federal court, claiming the measure he championed has prevented between 1,000 and 18,000 noncitizens from casting ballots.
During opening statements in a federal lawsuit challenging his authority to implement the requirements, Kobach said one of his experts will testify that the higher end of that range is more likely.
I am thrilled these issues are going to be the subject of cross examination.