Kris Kobach

AP Photo

Civil rights advocates say a Kansas election official is trying to hide materials that undercut his public claim that substantial numbers of noncitizens have registered to vote.

The American Civil Liberties Union obtained the documents as part of its federal civil lawsuit in Kansas challenging the state's proof-of-citizenship document requirement.

kobach2018.com

A Kansas official who's helping lead President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud announced Thursday that he's running for the Republican nomination for governor.

Stephen Koranda / KPR/File photo

A civil rights group is seeking sanctions against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for hiding documents about his plans to change federal voting law amid a lawsuit challenging the state's proof-of-citizenship voter registration law.

Stephen Koranda / KPR/File photo

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he'll declare within the next two months whether he's seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2018.

Kobach said during a recent Associated Press interview that he's looking at the race very seriously. GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is term-limited.

The Kansas secretary of state was considered a candidate for a job in President Donald Trump's administration. But he said he turned down positions in the White House and the Department of Homeland Security because he and his family wanted to stay in Kansas.

Nadya Faulx / KMUW/File photo

The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting back against Secretary of State Kris Kobach's voting rules. This time it has to do with President Trump's recently announced Election Integrity Commission.

The ACLU has sent coordinated Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to officials in Kansas, Indiana, New Hampshire, Maine, as well as the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. One person from each of these states has been appointed to the Election Integrity Commission, with Kris Kobach as the vice chair.

Stephen Koranda / KPR/File photo

President Donald Trump has named Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as vice chair of a group that will study voter fraud. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will be headed by Vice President Mike Pence.

More than three months after President Trump vowed to investigate unfounded claims that last November's election was tainted by as many as 5 million fraudulent votes, the White House has announced the creation of a presidential commission led by Vice President Mike Pence to investigate voter fraud.

AP Photo

A federal judge has ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to turn over by Friday documents that he shared with then President-elect Donald Trump in a case challenging Kansas’ voter registration requirements.

A federal magistrate judge had previously directed Kobach to produce the documents, but Kobach sought review of the order. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Wednesday denied Kobach’s request.

Stephen Koranda / KPR/File photo

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he will not be taking a job in President Donald Trump's administration.

Kobach was an early Trump supporter. He was an adviser during the campaign and had some high-profile meetings with Trump after the election. That fueled speculation he could be in line for a cabinet job or other administration position.

In an interview on Fox News, Kobach put those rumors to rest.

AP Photo

A federal judge has ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to produce two documents that he flashed during a visit with then President-elect Donald Trump in November. The order comes in a case challenging a state law requiring documentary proof of citizenship for voter registration.

Kobach had argued the documents were not relevant to the case, but U.S. Magistrate Judge James O’Hara disagreed and on Monday directed him to hand them over to the plaintiffs.

Pages