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Remember Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach?
He's the one who has put together the "Interstate Crosscheck" system where states send voter roles to his office where his staffers compare them to look for illegal double registrations. Remember how the Republicans made such a big stink about how finding people in multiple states with the same name proved there was rampant voter fraud? Remember how they did a PR thing about this to defend NC's Voter ID law that prevents minorities and college students from voting? (See here and here.)
Well, Kobach is in the news this week, delivering a keynote address for the Writer's Workshop of the Social Contract Press. It so happens it's a white nationalist publisher.
Kobach has helped several states, including Arizona with its notorious SB1070, craft their own anti-immigrant laws laws. He has also been a leader in the GOP’s national crusade to enact voter suppression measures. After pushing the Kansas legislature to give him prosecutorial powers over election fraud cases, duplicating and complicating the existing jurisdiction of local prosecutors, he has so far failed to bring any evidence in the more than 100 cases of fraud he promised to prosecute back in June, only filing charges in three cases.
Again, I ask: What in hell is Kobach - a supporter of white supremacists - doing with all this voter data collected from different states?
The News and Record or other NC news outlets need to be asking some very serious questions about what your NC legislators are allowing officials in other states to do with your voter data. Do we have any assurances this data isn't being misused in some way by Kobash, people in his office, or individuals he associates with?