Tomorrow is the final day for Kansans to register to vote or update their address before the Kansas primary election on August 5th. As Stephen Koranda reports, there’s also still time to provide missing citizenship documents that are keeping voter registrations from being processed.
Anyone who's registering to vote for the first time in Kansas needs to provide a document proving that they're a U.S. citizen. Andrew Howell is Shawnee County’s election commissioner.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach is criticizing his opponent in the Aug. 5 Republican primary for holding views on social issues that Kobach says are out of sync with the Kansas GOP’s conservative platform.
But GOP challenger Scott Morgan said Tuesday that the criticism shows that Kobach doesn’t care about his office.
Their exchange began Monday, the deadline for Kansas voters to switch parties. Kobach’s re-election campaign sent out a tongue-in-cheek statement reminding Morgan of the deadline and suggesting that he’d registered as a Republican by mistake.
The daughter of a primary challenger to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had her voter registration put on hold temporarily because of a proof-of-citizenship requirement criticized by her father.
Republican Scott Morgan of Lawrence said Monday the Douglas County clerk’s office told his 18-year-old daughter, Grace, that her registration was incomplete because she hadn’t documented proof of her U.S. citizenship.
Democratic secretary of state candidate Jean Schodorf says the Kansas ethics commission has dismissed a Republican complaint accusing her of illegally soliciting contributions from lobbyists through Facebook.
Schodorf’s campaign said Wednesday that the commission had informed it of the decision after the panel’s regular monthly meeting.
The commission made no public announcement and typically doesn’t unless it sets a public hearing to consider sanctions.
The GOP filed the complaint last month against Schodorf, a former state senator from Wichita.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s challenger in the Kansas Republican primary is demanding that Kobach fully disclose his earnings from outside work by releasing his income tax records for the past three years.
GOP candidate Scott Morgan said Tuesday that voters deserve to know the extent of Kobach’s private financial dealings with other parties.
Kobach and his campaign spokeswoman did not immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.
Among the many great mysteries of life for me is this one: political candidates who loudly proclaim themselves to be conservative, all the while gleefully flushing handfuls of thousand dollar bills down the toilet.
One of the tenants of conservatism that is usually most loudly touted is this one: diligent watchfulness over the spending of every dollar.
Indeed, with the rise to prominence (if that’s what you want to call it) of the Tea Party, tight-fisted fiscal obsessiveness is practically the defining trait of conservatism.