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Kobach wants Kansas to be model in fighting voter fraud

"Why would someone who's devoted his career to fighting illegal immigration want to become chief vote-counter for the state of Kansas?" asked a Washington Times story about Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach. For him, the answer is to fight voter fraud, and in a big way. "This will be head and shoulders above anything any state has ever done to secure the voting process," he told the Times. "My hope is to create a model with regard to stopping voter fraud that can be used in other states, like we did in Arizona" with immigration. He said no state has done what his "groundbreaking" law would do, including requiring photo ID to vote and proof of citizenship to register to vote, and streamlining enforcement such as by allowing the state as well as counties to prosecute voter-fraud cases. Sounds like an awfully big solution for a largely made-up problem.