Kobach seeks to delay video’s release

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October 19, 2018 - 11:00 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is seeking to delay the release of a video of Kobach being questioned in a federal voting-rights lawsuit to avoid hurting his campaign for governor.

A court filing late Wednesday by Sue Becker draws an explicit link between stopping the video’s release and Kobach’s campaign as the Republican nominee for governor, The Wichita Eagle reported. Becker is general counsel for the secretary of state’s office.

The video was played during the trial of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union against a state law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering. The video provides details about Kobach’s private talks with President Donald Trump and members of Congress.

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