Friday, November 23, 2018
KANSAS LOSER KRIS KOBACH CONFRONTS UPCOMING GRAND JURY?!?!
Elections have consequences and our blog community direct our attention to this longstanding challenge to a politico who thought he could win the hearts & minds of suburban voters with a toy gun.
Check the links:
CapJ: Kansas Supreme Court clears way for grand jury probe of Kris Kobach
In a one-page order, the court denied Kobach’s second request to review a June 8 ruling of the Kansas Court of Appeals, which said the Douglas County District Court must summon a grand jury to investigate the allegations.
Those allegations were originally made by Lawrence resident Steven Davis, who was a candidate for a seat in the Kansas House in both the 2016 and 2018 elections.
Davis has alleged that in 2016 the secretary of state’s office failed to properly register a number of voters who had filled out applications either at state driver’s license bureaus or online through the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website.
As a result, Davis alleged, officials in Kobach’s office, possibly including Kobach himself, may have violated various Kansas laws regarding the maintenance of voter registration rolls.
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LJ World: Taking advantage of a rarely used Kansas law that dates back to the 19th century, though, Davis began circulating petitions in 2016 to summon a grand jury to investigate those allegations. Kansas is one of only a handful of states that allow citizen-initiated grand juries.
Developing . . .