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Unequal voting

3/30/2014

Unequal voting

Unequal voting

I am appalled by Judge Melgren's ruling. The federal voter registration form did not create a loophole to Kris Kobach's proof of citizenship requirements, it ensured Kansans are able to vote in all elections -- federal, state and local. Under Kobach's two-tier voting scheme, some Kansans will be able to vote in all elections, while others will be unable to vote in their state and local elections, which would block their voice from key issues such as education and property taxes.

Kobach's war on voting must stop. The federal voter registration form includes an affidavit that prospective voters must sign swearing they are citizens. This form is a legal document, and if you lie on a legal document, you go to jail. Kobach should be focused on running the Kansas Secretary of State's office so our business owners and entrepreneurs can create more jobs in Kansas, instead of focusing on his personal agenda.

As secretary of state, I will work each and every day to protect all Kansas voters and our hard won democratic freedoms. Kansans will not tolerate a system of separate and unequal voting. As I travel the state, I keep hearing my fellow Kansans say they are embarrassed. I don't want my neighbors to be embarrassed anymore."

Jean Schodorf

candidate for Kansas Secretary of State

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