Hawley insider had seat at table in Secretary of State inquiry that cleared senator

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include comments from Kelli Ford, spokeswoman for Sen. Josh Hawley.

A top lieutenant and campaign donor to Josh Hawley was allowed to sit in on interviews conducted as part of the investigation into whether Hawley illegally used government resources to support his successful bid for U.S. Senate.

Ford County attorney says ACLU plan for voting in Dodge City would cause mass confusion

Attorneys staked out battle lines Monday in an animated conference call over polling access in Dodge City.

The American Civil Liberties Union pleaded with U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree to schedule a hearing as soon as possible in the organization’s lawsuit over a decision by Ford County Clerk Deborah Cox to move the only polling place for Dodge City outside of city limits.

Here’s why some Kansas counties will accept dozens of provisional ballots and others won’t

Unaffiliated voters are creating a new twist in tallying the votes of Kansas' primary election.

On August 13, dozens of Kansas counties began canvassing nearly 9,000 provisional ballots from the primary election earlier this month. Some of the more populous counties, like Johnson County, will not certify the provisional ballots to the total vote count until August 14.

The Johnson County Board of Canvassers recommended more than 1,400 of the provisional ballots should be added to the statewide totals. The board also recommended just under 900 should not count.

Kris Kobach’s office delays compliance with court order, questions the meaning of “immediately”

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had failed to comply with a federal court decision handed down on Monday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson permanently blocks the enforcement of his signature voter suppression law, which requires proof of citizenship from voters when they register. Robinson found that the measure runs afoul of the National Voter Registration Act as well as the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

This System Catches Vote Fraud and the Wrath of Critics

"Crosscheck is a computer system designed to detect fraud by finding matches in voter registration lists shared by dozens of states and thereby detecting suspected double voters.

But experts warn that Kobach could be laying the groundwork for voter suppression by using the presidential panel as a vehicle to push for the creation of a national version of the Crosscheck program. Critics fear that could lead to the widespread purging of eligible voters from the rolls because of false positive matches.

Kansas Secretary Of State Kobach To Help Lead Presidential Commission On Voter Fraud


"Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to help lead a commission on voter fraud and suppression, a body he has promised to create since taking office nearly four months ago.

Kobach, who has gained national notoriety for his claims of widespread voter fraud, will serve as vice chair alongside Vice President Mike Pence, who will chair the commission.
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Mark P. Johnson, a Kansas City attorney who has challenged Kansas’ proof of citizenship law, says he’s willing to give Kobach the benefit of the doubt.

Clinton vs. Trump: What's at Stake Tonight for NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS and the Debates Themselves

"[Over] the last eight years trust in the media had maintained a relatively steady level, around 40%-to-45% -- so a drop to 32% this year is significant," Mele wrote in an email. "I think not just NBC but the media as a whole needs to consider their role in this election cycle with the cold, clear eye normally reserved for outsiders.

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