Kris Kobach, the extremely conservative Republican Kansas secretary of state with a long history of pushing an extremely conservative, i.e., suppressive, agenda on voting rights and immigration, is back in the news again. This time he’s working with a buddy on the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) to require voters to prove they are U.S. citizens. In fact, it was done without input from any other members of the commission, which had rejected similar moves by Kobach in the past. This in spite of the fact that the Supreme Court dealt Kobach a major setback last June when it refused to take up a lower court’s ruling that states could not force the feds to require proof of citizenship on the federal voting registration form.
Republicans may not be happy with Trump as their candidate this year, but they’ll do everything in their power to help him win. With guys like Kobach in charge, we are indeed a nation at risk.