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Facts don't matter in voter-fraud debate

It apparently doesn't matter to most GOP legislators that there is no evidence of significant voter fraud in Kansas. It doesn't matter to them that groups involved in promoting voting and protecting the rights of minorities oppose requiring a photo ID to vote. It doesn't matter that requiring a birth certificate to register to vote is likely to discourage voting. "A lot of people campaigned on this," said state Rep. Scott Schwab, R-Olathe, chairman of the House Elections Committee. "To say, well, we're not going to do it, I think, is a little bit of a stretch." Only if facts and consequences don't matter.

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