Shocking, of course, to us Kansans who's followed this man's infamous career chasing those devilish law-breaking ghosts that always seem to slip through his fingers. After all, he did win his re-election in a landslide last November, so we know he is a man of upstanding goodwill and character, and is only trying to protect our vote and stuff.
But lo and behold, he really is a lying turd:
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect behind some of the nation's strictest voter ID requirements, is asking lawmakers to give him the power to press voter fraud charges because he says prosecutors do not pursue cases he refers.The back and forth continues between the two, then the US Attorney General Barry Grissom had enough of his bologna:
The state's top federal prosecutor, however, says Kobach has not sent any cases his way. Some county prosecutors say cases that have been referred did not justify prosecution.
But in a Nov. 6 letter sent from Grissom to Kobach and obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request, the prosecutor responded that his office received no such referrals from Kobach, and chided the secretary of state for his statements.And the little weasel's response?
"Going forward, if your office determines there has been an act of voter fraud please forward the matter to me for investigation and prosecution," Grissom wrote. "Until then, so we can avoid misstatements of facts for the future, for the record, we have received no voter fraud cases from your office in over four and a half years. And, I can assure you, I do know what I'm talking about."
Grissom told the AP last week that Kobach never replied to his letter.
Kobach acknowledged in an email to the AP last week that his office never has sent suspected voter fraud cases to Grissom, citing instead what he said was inaction on cases referred by his predecessor.Seriously, what other response would you expect when you got busted cold on your lie? Of course, that "inaction" was because no one could verify any actual voter fraud occurring the way Kobach had claimed. Again, truly shocking, I know.
I know a lot of attention is on my Governor Brownback with his recent pile of deficit rubble he's created, not to mention his rescinding of protections for LGBT state employees yesterday. Just know that there's plenty of idiocy and bigotry to spread around in the Kansas GOP. So proud, I am.