Kobach found in contempt

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April 18, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who job is to oversee state elections, was found in contempt of court for suppressing voter registrations by a federal judge Wednesday. WICHITA EAGLE/ FERNANDO SALAZAR/TNS

TOPEKA, Kan. — A federal judge on Wednesday found Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court in a case involving Kansas voting laws, her latest rebuke of the Republican candidate for governor.

Kobach is considered a GOP frontrunner despite his constant court battles involving voter fraud and strict voting requirements that he has pushed while in office as the state’s top election official.

In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson in Kansas City, Kan., referred repeatedly to Kobach as acting “disingenuously.”

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