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.
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.”