Kris Kobach

July 11, 2018 - 4:39 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican candidates for Kansas governor are differing on whether the state should encourage public schools to allow teachers to be armed to stop shootings. Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Tuesday that he supports arming teachers because schools need "a good guy with a gun...
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KMBZ News Staff
June 19, 2018 - 1:49 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a controversial multi-state voter registration database it claims has exposed sensitive data such as partial Social Security numbers of nearly 1,000 voters. The complaint...
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Marc LaVoie
May 08, 2018 - 6:54 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to order Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to pay $51,646.16 in attorney fees and other damages as punishment for violating a court order. The ACLU detailed its costs in a court filing Monday. U.S. District Judge...
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March 21, 2018 - 5:36 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A federal judge blasted Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for ignoring her order to notify thousands of Kansas citizens that they were eligible to vote while litigation over a state voting law is underway. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson criticized Kobach Tuesday...
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February 27, 2018 - 4:30 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is urging the National Rifle Association to bring its annual convention to Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that the Republican gubernatorial candidate tweeted over the weekend that he's reached out to the NRA to urge the group to bring...
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January 04, 2018 - 5:31 am
President Donald Trump is disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials' refusal to cooperate. The president appointed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as vice chairman of that commission. Kobach remains a Republican candidate for Kansas...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
November 29, 2017 - 7:39 am
Donald Trump, Jr. was in Overland Park Tuesday night for a campaign dinner to raise money for Kris Kobach's 2018 run for Kansas governor. About 400 supporters showed up for the partisan event at the Doubletree Hotel in the Corporate Hills neighborhood. Trump, Jr., who has a friendly relationship...
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September 19, 2017 - 7:37 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is facing criticism for using a private email account for business associated with his work as vice chairman of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud. The Kansas City Star reports that a Kansas Press Association leader...
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June 09, 2017 - 4:49 am
LENEXA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is helping lead President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud, says he is running for governor. The Republican was announcing his 2018 bid Thursday in Lenexa, Kansas. Kobach has helped draft laws and ordinances in several states...
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May 11, 2017 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression in the U.S. election system. That's according to three White House officials. One official says Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas...
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