Grand Jury To Investigate Kobach, Kansas Supreme Court Affirms

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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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