Grand Jury To Investigate Kobach, Kansas Supreme Court Affirms

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity at the Eisenhower Executi... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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A grand jury, summoned by a citizen’s petition, will investigate whether Kris Kobach or his office engaged in “destroying, obstructing, or failing to deliver online voter registration” in 2016, the Lawrence Journal-World reported Friday.

Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State and current Republican gubernatorial nominee, lost an appeal to the Kansas Supreme Court to review an appeals court’s ruling that Lawrence resident Steven Davis had met the legal requirement to summon a grand jury via petition.

It’s the latest in a years-long effort by Davis.

Davis’ petition also seeks to investigate whether Kobach or his Secretary of State’s office were “grossly neglectful with respect to their election duties,” among other allegations, according the Journal-World.

Just six states allow citizen-initiated grand juries, the report noted.

Read the Journal-World’s full coverage here.

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