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Kobach doesn't need more power

Though the issue is sure to return next year, it was good that lawmakers balked at giving Secretary of State Kris Kobach prosecutorial powers. Kobach has been pushing for that power so he can continue his quixotic crusade against voter fraud. But the Kansas County and District Attorneys Association opposed the bill, noting that voter fraud comes under local prosecutors' jurisdiction. Some lawmakers also were wisely concerned about giving Kobach more power.