KNIGHT: Kansas leads way against ballot fraud

By| Robert Knight

Kansas is one of those schizophrenic states that produce movers and shakers on both sides of the aisle, plus a lot of moderates like Viagra pitchman Bob Dole. The same state that has conservative Republican Sam Brownback as governor most recently sent Democrat and former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to Washington, where she pursues nationalized health care and persecution of Catholic hospitals with the same zeal with which she championed abortion back in the Sunflower State.

The most encouraging news out of Kansas is that the state is taking the lead in cleaning up registration rolls so that people won’t vote in two states or vote after they’ve died, which is alarming news for Chicago and other cities where the dead vote early and often.

The architect of what is called the Kansas Project, or the Interstate Cross Check Project, is Kris W. Kobach, the Republican secretary of state, who was elected in 2010. Mr. Kobach has set up a database with 14 other states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Tennessee. Six more states are considering joining.

“Double voting is a real common form of voter fraud,” Mr. Kobach told me in a phone interview. “But it’s easy to discover and to prosecute. You have a rock-solid legal case that the crime was committed.”

He noted that Arizona recently found 500 voters still on its rolls who also are registered in one of the other 14 states. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler used the cooperative agreement to turn up several people who had voted in both Colorado and Kansas in 2010.

Read the complete article at The Washington Times.

 

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