Latest Kris Kobach News

A Kansas county shredded old ballots as the law required, but the sheriff wanted to save them

Feb. 22, 2024 19:10 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The most populous county in Kansas has rejected demands from the local sheriff and the state's attorney general to preserve old ballots and records longer than legally allowed, shredding materials sought for an election fraud investigation that has yet to result in any...

Kansas' AG is telling schools they must out trans kids to parents, even with no specific law

Feb. 09, 2024 16:05 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general is telling public schools they're required to tell parents their children are transgender or nonbinary even if they're not out at home, though Kansas is not among the states with a law that explicitly says to do that. Republican Kris...

As long school funding lawsuit ends in Kansas, some fear lawmakers will backslide on education goals

Feb. 07, 2024 16:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court has closed out a nearly 13-year-old lawsuit that repeatedly forced the Republican-controlled Legislature to boost funding for public schools, and Democrats predicted Wednesday that GOP colleagues soon would be trying to backslide on lawmakers' promises. ...

Kansas lawmakers want a report on last year's police raid of a newspaper

Jan. 24, 2024 13:15 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of Kansas lawmakers launched an effort Tuesday to direct the state's attorney general to release information from an investigation into a police raid last year on a weekly newspaper, but it wasn't clear that their measure would get a hearing in the Republican-controlled...

Kansas attorney general urges county to keep ballots longer than is allowed to aid sheriff's probe

Dec. 21, 2023 19:38 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican attorney general in Kansas has urged the state's most populous county to postpone a legally required destruction of old ballots because the sheriff there says his investigation of possible election crimes remains open even though it's led to no criminal charges...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Dec. 19, 2023 13:16 PM EST

Topeka Capital-Journal. December 17, 2023. Editorial: Kris Kobach made an error in judgment in relying on private email for government business It takes just a second to switch tabs in an internet browser. The same applies to switching from one email app to another on...

Kansas' top court says a GOP election law is vague and revives a lawsuit against it

Dec. 15, 2023 15:38 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas law that makes it a felony to impersonate an elections official is vague enough that voting rights advocates can pursue a legal challenge, the state's highest court ruled Friday, reviving a lawsuit that a lower court dismissed. The Kansas Supreme...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Dec. 05, 2023 07:13 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 28, 2023. Editorial: On license plates, Laura Kelly listened to Kansans. Why doesn’t the Legislature? Turns out, it’s not “my way or the highway” with Laura Kelly. Last week, Kansas’ governor introduced a new...