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Trump adviser Kris Kobach harassed Kansas voters in his failed quest for mass election fraud

Source: 
The Intercept
Author: 
Spencer Woodman
Date: 
Monday, December 5, 2016


"Over Thanksgiving weekend, Donald Trump falsely claimed that millions of people had voted illegally in this year’s general election. Without a credible source to cite, Trump’s assertion set off fears that the incoming administration was laying a foundation of disinformation ahead of a potentially unprecedented push to restrict voting access across the country. After being asked to back up his claim, Trump berated journalists for being unable to prove the negative that millions of illegal votes hadn’t been cast this year — a rhetorical tactic often deployed by conspiracy theorists.

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In short, Kobach’s vaunted voter fraud amounts to no more than 'American citizens with homes in two states voting in both states,' said Mark Johnson, a lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Law who has litigated voting rights cases against Kobach. Johnson said that Kobach’s adversarial approach to voting simply added to Kansans’ overall feeling of uneasiness with the electoral process.


'In the 17 months that the secretary has had that prosecutorial power,' said Johnson, 'he hasn’t brought a single case of voter impersonation or alien registration or voting.'”

 

Faculty name: 
Mark Johnson