TKC MUST READ!!! MISSOURI VS. KANSAS SECSTATE BORDER WAR AMID PREZ TRUMP ATTORNEY GENERAL CONSIDERATION: KANDER SHARES STORY OF FIGHT WITH KOBACH OVER VOTING RIGHTS!!!
This tweet from Jason Kander blew up and the story is so captivating and really distinguishes the difference betwixt these two power players that its worth a look given that the mere mention of this Kansas dude has evoked ire from Democratic Party denizens across the nation . . .
Missouri SecState Jason Kander -- My run in with possible AG nominee Kris Kobach: "In early 2013, I went to to toe with Kris Kobach at my first National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Meeting in DC. He wanted to pass a resolution saying the federal government should let states set all election policies. He was obviously trying to use an organization with a long history of non-partisan work to make it seem as though there as bipartisan support for voter suppression policies like those he has tried to advance in Kansas and around the country.
When I accused him of interjecting partisanship into a non-partisan org, he said there was nothing partisan about his proposal. I pointed out that every supporter of it as a Republican.
He then said that as state election officials we should all oppose federal encroachment and that "federal overreach" in state elections isn't about party at all.
I said, "Let's talk about what we're really talking about. One party wants the federal government to stay out of elections and the voter party wants to let black people vote."
He was not pleased. He took his resolution all the way to the final general session of the conference. It was being debated and Kris had to leave to catch a flight to one of his paid consulting gigs he had while "full time" as KS SoS. he left behind a representative from his office to cast his proxy vote. When we voted, it appeared to pass. But when we realized his proxy representative was actually a vendor who had a contract with the Kansas SoS office and not a member of his staff, we got the proxy vote thrown out, and, if memory serves, Kris's resolution failed by one vote. His vote.
We have had no substantive conversations since."
You decide . . .