Even GOP officials now using Kris Kobach as punching bag over voter ‘fraud’

krisHow entertaining: Now even GOP officials are heaping deserved scorn on Kris Kobach for his latest bid to suppress voting in America.

Last week Kobach requested detailed information about voters from all 50 states. He’s vice chair of a Donald Trump scam called the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The data included addresses, last four Social Security figures, voting history and more.

Many Democratic officials objected, prompting Kobach to whine to The Kansas City Star: “They’re trying to use this as a soapbox to make some left-wing political statement.”

But Kobach ignored the fact that some Republicans already weren’t on board. And GOP opposition continued on Monday, part of 41 states that already aren’t going fully along with his demands.

In Arizona:

In South Carolina, the GOP governor didn’t take kindly to Kobach’s requests:

And the independent election commissioner in Delaware weighed in:

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, on Monday had an amusing take on the whole issue, playing off a remark last week by GOP Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. He had said the state would reject Kobach’s demand: “They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi is a great state to launch from.”

In addition, it was announced Monday that Maryland Deputy Secretary of State  Luis Borunda had resigned from the Trump/Kobach panel.

All of this led vigilant Kobach critic Ari Berman — author of “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America” — to crow:

Stick around. Kobach will get more negative feedback in the days to come.

He’s one of those self-proclaimed “smartest guy in the room” who looks truly ignorant on closer inspection.

Kobach’s involvement in a shameful episode in voter suppression is another black eye for Kansas — and should further undermine his credibility to become the state’s next governor.

 

2 Thoughts.

  1. As I observe the evolution of journalism, it seems that many are just copying “tweets” or the like for the bulk of their articles rather than exploring in depth what is behind the “tweet” or the person’s/corporation’s/state’s/nation’s actions. It does occupy space but it really doesn’t add to quality of the journalism?
    Best regards,
    Butch

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