When Secretary of State Kris Kobach took a shot at “left-wing knuckleheads” on his Facebook page this week, the Republican wasn’t talking about Democratic rivals in Kansas.
It was a reference mostly to Hillary Clinton. An earlier tweet from the Democrat’s presidential campaign account had lashed out at Kobach: "Purging 34,000+ voters from Kansas elections is no administrative rule — it's a targeted attack on voting rights.”
Kobach next week will ask for a rule that allows incomplete voter registration applications in the state to be tossed after 90 days. Most lack proof-of-citizenship documents, such as a birth certificate, required in Kansas’ new voting law.
Not a “purge,” he says, since those folks aren’t on the voting rolls. And it’s no hardship to register again, he argues.
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Kobach’s Facebook post has gotten more than 600 “likes.” Maybe it was the pantsuit joke: “Oh the horror! Hillary is getting her pantsuit in a twist over nothing.”