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Brennan Center: Hundreds blocked from voting in Kansas

The Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University law school says roughly 500 Kansas voters were prevented from casting ballots in November because of changes in state voter laws.

The Center blames the problems on voter ID and proof-of-citizenship requirements.

“Hundreds of Kansans tried to cast ballots but were unable to do so because of the new ID and documentary requirements,” the Center says.

“While only a handful of Kansas’ 105 counties have released provisional ballot details, information reported by advocates, media outlets, and counties shows examples of nearly 500 votes being blocked,” it continued.

Read the full report here.

It isn’t clear from the report if those who were blocked were attempting to vote improperly, or if they simply lacked the required documents.