Kris Kobach http://kcur.org en 21,000 Potential Kansas Voters In Limbo http://kcur.org/post/21000-potential-kansas-voters-limbo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tens of thousands of people in Kansas have their voter registrations on hold. That means their votes won&rsquo;t count until they get the situation resolved.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:39:01 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 44271 at http://kcur.org ACLU Ready to File Lawsuit Over Kan. Voter Registration Law http://kcur.org/post/aclu-ready-file-lawsuit-over-kan-voter-registration-law <p>The American Civil Liberties Union says in a letter that it's ready to go to court over a voter registration law in Kansas.</p><p>The law requires people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas to prove their citizenship with a document such as a birth certificate. More than 12,000 voter registration applications have been put on hold because of that requirement.</p><p>Doug Bonney is with the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri. He says the law, which was strongly championed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, puts unnecessary hurdles in front of voters.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:43:37 +0000 Stephen Koranda 41909 at http://kcur.org Kobach Considering Rule To Create Two Classes Of Voters http://kcur.org/post/kobach-considering-rule-create-two-classes-voters <p>Voter registration applications for more than 12,000 people in Kansas are on hold because of missing documents that could prove U.S. citizenship. A state law that took effect this year requires people who register to vote for the first time in Kansas to prove their citizenship.</p><p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he's considering a rule change that could allow some of those voters to cast ballots in certain elections.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:36:29 +0000 Stephen Koranda 41295 at http://kcur.org Kansas Board Rejects Voter Registration Change http://kcur.org/post/kansas-board-rejects-voter-registration-change <p>A state regulatory board has rejected a proposed change to voter registration rules requiring Kansans to show proof of citizenship.</p><p>The rules took effect in January. Since then, around 12,000 voter registration applications have been missing citizenship documents. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach pushed for the citizenship law, and for the proposed rule change.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:47:41 +0000 Stephen Koranda 40346 at http://kcur.org Border Blockage Seen Key To Immigration Law Change http://kcur.org/post/border-blockage-seen-key-immigration-law-change <p>As the U.S. Senate wrestles with immigration law changes, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the measures are doomed to fail without real border security. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:17:53 +0000 Dan Verbeck 38881 at http://kcur.org Last-Minute Filing Scramble In Kansas Draws To A Close http://kcur.org/post/last-minute-filing-scramble-kansas-draws-close <p>The Kansas Secretary of State officially brought a chaotic filing period to an end today at noon.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:25:26 +0000 Laura Ziegler 19194 at http://kcur.org Last-Minute Filing Scramble In Kansas Draws To A Close Top Of The Morning News: Monday, June 11, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-june-11-2012 <p>Political candidates rush to get their names on the primary ballot in Kansas, and construction starts on Interstate 70 this week.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:17:14 +0000 Maria Carter 19166 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-may-22-2012 <p>The President speaks at a Joplin graduation ceremony.&nbsp; Kansas redistricting case get more plaintiffs.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 13:27:17 +0000 Maria Carter 18090 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-april-24-2012 <p>Floods leave mark on farmlands.&nbsp; Kobach pushes for state lawmakers to finish redistricting.&nbsp; KU Hospital restarts heart transplant program.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:12:12 +0000 Maria Carter 16475 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 16, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-thursday-february-16-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR</p> <p> Explosives Found Near Kansas Statehouse<br /> Missouri AG And Lawmakers Take On Second Injury Fund<br /> Voters’ Rights Group Wants Kobach’s Work Records<br /> Veteran Ballet Dancer Retires</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:38:11 +0000 Maria Carter 12627 at http://kcur.org Controversy In Kansas Over Proposed Immigration Bill http://kcur.org/post/controversy-kansas-over-proposed-immigration-bill <p>The controversy over illegal immigration is pitting Republican against Republican and business against immigration hardliners in Kansas. A coalition of business and farm advocates have proposed legislation to help some who are in the country without legal documents stay beyond expired visas in an effort to support the state’s meat and dairy industry.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:57:17 +0000 Laura Ziegler 12017 at http://kcur.org Controversy In Kansas Over Proposed Immigration Bill Republicans At Odds Over Undocumented Worker Program http://kcur.org/post/republicans-odds-over-undocumented-worker-program <p>A pro-business, pro-immigration bill introduced in the Kansas legislature yesterday pits traditionally Republican business leaders against the hardline anti-immigration Secretary of State and maybe the Republican governor as well.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:31:09 +0000 Laura Ziegler 11859 at http://kcur.org Republicans At Odds Over Undocumented Worker Program Kansas Secretary of State Candidates Clash on Voting Laws http://kcur.org/post/kansas-secretary-state-candidates-clash-voting-laws <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d14e3a15a21-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d14e3a15a21-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d14e3a15a21-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-929256.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The Kansas Secretary of State administers statewide elections and handles business filings. It's an office that usually doesn't draw much attention, but this year has been different. Democratic incumbent Chris Biggs is being challenged by Republican Kris Kobach, who is known for his work in writing laws targeting illegal immigration - including the controversial Arizona law. Biggs and Kobach met for a debate in Overland Park.</p> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:46:15 +0000 Maria Carter 7169 at http://kcur.org Kobach Wins GOP Primary For Kansas Secretary Of State http://kcur.org/post/kobach-wins-gop-primary-kansas-secretary-state <p>A law professor who helped draft Arizona's new immigration statute won the Republican primary for Kansas secretary of state. Kris Kobach defeated two other GOP candidates Tuesday.</p> Wed, 04 Aug 2010 11:31:42 +0000 KCUR 6916 at http://kcur.org Unconventional Race For Kansas Secretary Of State http://kcur.org/post/unconventional-race-kansas-secretary-state <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d14e3a1373d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d14e3a1373d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d14e3a1373d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-914727.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Three Republicans and two Democrats are vying for the job of highest election officer in Kansas. It's typically a race that garners little attention, but this year is different.</p> Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:17:43 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6870 at http://kcur.org Unconventional Race For Kansas Secretary Of State Bomb Scare Doesn't Bother Enthusiastic Supporters Of Kobach And Arizona Sheriff http://kcur.org/post/bomb-scare-doesnt-bother-enthusiastic-supporters-kobach-and-arizona-sheriff <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d14e3a0fada-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d14e3a0fada-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d14e3a0fada-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-912689.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Overland Park, Kansas – Even though police urged a crowd of 15 hundred to evacuate the Ritz Charles ballroom in Overland Park last night, most stayed to hear Kris Kobach introduce Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County in Arizona. The two worked closely on the controversial Arizona immigration law.</p> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:04:27 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6827 at http://kcur.org Bomb Scare Doesn't Bother Enthusiastic Supporters Of Kobach And Arizona Sheriff GOP Players Also Engaged In Race For Secretary Of State http://kcur.org/post/gop-players-also-engaged-race-secretary-state <p>Kansas City – It's unclear how the recent news of financial mismanagement within the Kansas GOP will affect Kris Kobach, who was chair of the party when the mistakes occured. He's blaming his executive director, Christian Morgan, who now runs the campaign of Kobach's primary opponent.</p> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 06:39:11 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6707 at http://kcur.org Kansas Republican Party Chair Kris Kobach On Immigration And The Upcoming Election http://kcur.org/post/kansas-republican-party-chair-kris-kobach-immigration-and-upcoming-election <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d14e3a0ce67-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d14e3a0ce67-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d14e3a0ce67-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-763366.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas Republican Party chair Kris Kobach talks about recent court decisions on state laws affecting immigrants, and how he thinks the issue of immigration will affect the upcoming election.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:39:46 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 4585 at http://kcur.org Kansas Republican Party Chair Kris Kobach On Immigration And The Upcoming Election