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‘Weakened state of democracy in Kansas’

The law demanding citizenship documents to register to vote has resulted in tens of thousands of registrations being put on hold or thrown out in Kansas. That hurdle is “unheard-of in most of the nation,” noted a New York Times editorial summarizing the legal fights over Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s signature law. The editorial lamented the “weakened state of democracy in Kansas. As the courts thrash through the Republicans’ ‘voter fraud’ myth, it is shocking that thousands of qualified Kansans still have no certainty that they will be allowed into the voting booth.” – Rhonda Holman