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Most suspended Kansas voters are young adults, non-Republicans

Of the 16,775 people on the state’s suspended-voters list in late April for failure to provide citizenship documentation, more than half were ages 17 through 21, Reuters reported. About 41 percent of those suspended voters were politically unaffiliated, 35 percent were Democrats, and 23 percent were Republicans (compared with 45 percent of registered voters). Shouldn’t the state be encouraging young people to register and vote, not suspending them? – Phillip Brownlee