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Aug 13, 2018

Primer: Voter Fraud Alarmist Kris Kobach Accused Of Mismanaging Vote Count In His Own Race

Irony is certainly not dead in the state of Kansas, where the GOP gubernatorial primary is wrought with accusations that one of the candidates — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, perhaps the most notorious purveyor of voter fraud alarmism — is mismanaging the vote count of his own race. Kobach announced Thursday that he was recusing himself from overseeing the vote tallying in his race against the current governor Gov. Jeff Colyer. The race is too close to call and may go to recount. After the correction of a Kobach-office clerical error revealed that Kobach’s lead had shrunk below 100 votes, Colyer had written Kobach a letter requesting his recusal and accusing Kobach of “making public statements on national television which are inconsistent with Kansas law and may serve to suppress the vote in the ongoing Kansas primary election process.” In a brilliant move of trolling, the Colyer campaign also set up a “voting integrity” telephone hotline. Even after…

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