Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach championed a 2013 state law that requires those registering to vote to provide proof-of-citizenship documents. But the federal registration form only requires a sworn statement from the voter as proof of citizenship. So Kobach decided that for those who use the federal form to register rather than the state form, only their votes for national offices — for president and members of Congress — would be counted.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach championed a 2013 state law that requires those registering to vote to provide proof-of-citizenship documents. But the federal registration form only requires a sworn statement from the voter as proof of citizenship. So Kobach decided that for those who use the federal form to register rather than the state form, only their votes for national offices — for president and members of Congress — would be counted.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach championed a 2013 state law that requires those registering to vote to provide proof-of-citizenship documents. But the federal registration form only requires a sworn statement from the voter as proof of citizenship. So Kobach decided that for those who use the federal form to register rather than the state form, only their votes for national offices — for president and members of Congress — would be counted.

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