The forum covered several issues several times as the SAFE (Secure and Fair Elections) law, sponsored by Kobach, was attacked and defended. The law, which requires proof of citizenship for new Kansas voters, has left 22,000 would be registrants -- not so.
"And now we have 22,000 people, who are citizens, in limbo. They don't have cell phones and smart phones," said Democrat Jean Schodorf
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says about 500 voters living overseas will be told they may have to re-vote in the U.S. Senate race after ballots were mailed to them Saturday.
On Friday, Kobach directed counties to begin mailing overseas ballots to meet the federal deadline.
The ballots will have no Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race after the Kansas Supreme Court ordered Kobach to honor nominee Chad Taylor's request to remove his name, since he dropped out of the race.
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether Democrat nominee Chad Taylor should be removed from race for U.S Senate in the November elections.
Taylor dropped out of the race this month, and he's trying to get his name off the ballot. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says Taylor's name should stay on because he did not say he was unfit for the position when he withdrew.
University of Kansas Political Science Professor Burdett Loomis calls the situation "extraordinarily unusual."
The Democrat running against Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach has released her tax records to the media, and she says Kobach should do the same. Former state Senator Jean Schodorf, from Wichita, released tax returns from the last three tax years. Schodorf wants Kobach to provide his tax documents to prove how much time he spends working on immigration issues that are not related to his job as Kansas secretary of state.
"Whether he's making more money in his private practice, whether it is just a part-time job. And I think it would put the issue to rest," says Schodorf.
On Tuesday, Republican primary voters will have to choose between two candidates vying for the office of Kansas Secretary of State.
Incumbent Kris Kobach is seeking a second term, but first, he’ll have to fend-off a challenge from Lawrence attorney Scott Morgan, who has positioned himself as a moderate alternative to the more conservative Kobach.
We'll hear from Kris Kobach in a moment. But first, KPR's J. Schafer brings us more from the challenger, Scott Morgan.
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.