Monday, July 18, 2016
"One of the most fervid ideologues expected at the Republican convention next week — the Kansas secretary of state, Kris Kobach — has been busy shaping extremist positions in the party platform to suppress immigration, gun controls and same-sex marriage. But he also found time last week to do actual damage to Kansans with a devious, 11th-hour policy that would disqualify 17,000 of them as state voters, even though they are allowed by law to vote in federal elections."
Kobach, of course, is a long-time advocate of immigration enforcement measures and was one of the drafters of Arizona's S.B. 1070, an anti-immigration landmark that was invalidated in large part by the Supreme Court in Arizona v. United States (2012).