40 Facts About Kris Kobach

1. Kris Kobach championed a multistate system of checking registrations to prevent.

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2. Kris Kobach lost his race for governor Tuesday, but speculation has already begun that President Donald Trump might hand him control of the US Department of Justice as a consolation prize.

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3. The Kansas City Star reports Kris Kobach is being mentioned as a possible candidate to become the next US Attorney General.

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4. Kris Kobach loses as voters reject the Brownback era—and Donald Trump.

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5. Kris Kobach served as a missionary to Uganda in 2005 and 2006.

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6. In 2016, Kris Kobach said that there are "interesting things" about the question of Obama's citizenship that "just made you scratch your head.

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7. Kris Kobach said he did not have enough evidence to determine if Obama could appear on the Kansas ballot for the 2012 presidential election.

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8. Kris Kobach said that the certificate released by Obama "doesn't have a doctor's signature on it.

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9. In 2009, Kris Kobach "joked at a GOP barbecue that Obama and God had something in common because neither has a birth certificate.

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10. Kris Kobach is a supporter of gun rights and is against gun control.

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11. Kris Kobach advocated for the Convention of States, and has frequently voiced his support for states' rights.

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12. Kris Kobach identifies himself as a supporter of the Second Amendment and concealed carry rights.

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13. In October 2017, Kris Kobach wrote a column on Breitbart News which said that immigrants commit a disproportionate share of crimes.

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14. Kris Kobach initially came to prominence in US politics over his hardline views on immigration, and his involvement in the diffusion of high-profile anti-immigration ordinances in various American towns.

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15. Kris Kobach was a member of the Platform Committee of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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16. On June 8, 2017, Kris Kobach formally announced his campaign for Governor of Kansas in the 2018 election.

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17. Kris Kobach has championed the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, which compares state records to find people registered to vote in more than one place.

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18. Kris Kobach claimed that more than 5,000 individuals voted by using out-of-state driving licenses as identification, even though New Hampshire residents are required to update their licenses in order to drive.

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19. Kris Kobach estimated that 3.2 million non-citizens voted, citing a widely debunked study.

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20. Kris Kobach supported President Trump's claims that millions of non-citizens voted in the 2016 presidential election.

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21. Kris Kobach is alleged to have scheduled negligible state business to coincide with Republican Party functions, taking his family along with him.

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22. In February 2016, Kris Kobach endorsed Donald Trump's campaign for the US Presidency, citing his stance on immigration.

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23. In October 2015, Kris Kobach spoke at a conference organized by Social Contract Press, an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a hate group.

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24. Kris Kobach proposed the measure, stating "If you really want to create a job tomorrow, you can remove an illegal alien today.

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25. Kris Kobach alleged, "The only real distinction I can see is that I'm a conservative and he's a moderate.

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26. Kris Kobach complained that he was being discriminated against because former Republican Governor Bill Graves received a much smaller fine for similar violations.

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27. On May 26, 2009, Kris Kobach announced his candidacy for Kansas Secretary of State.

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28. In December 2007, Kris Kobach sent an email saying, "[T]o date, the Kansas GOP has identified and caged more voters in the last 11 months than the previous two years.

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29. On January 28, 2007, Kris Kobach was elected Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, serving until January 2009.

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30. Kris Kobach advocated for the imposition of a national consumption tax.

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31. Kris Kobach won a seat on the Overland Park, Kansas, City Council, in April 1999.

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32. Kris Kobach was cited as a primary author of Alabama HB 56, passed in 2010, which was described as tougher than Arizona's law.

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33. Kris Kobach played a significant role in the drafting of Arizona SB 1070, a state law that attracted national attention as the country's broadest and strictest—at the state level—illegal immigration measure, and has assisted in defending the state during the ongoing legal battle over SB 1070s legality.

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34. Kris Kobach became counsel in another lawsuit, in part involving a Farmers Branch, Texas ordinance that attempted to prevent landlords from renting to illegal immigrants.

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35. Kris Kobach was the lead attorney defending the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, whose ordinances prohibiting employing and renting to illegal immigrants had been struck down by a federal judge in Pennsylvania and again before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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36. In 2010, Kris Kobach filed a third similar tuition lawsuit, this time in Nebraska.

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37. Kris Kobach was born in Madison, Wisconsin on March 26, 1966 and his family moved to Topeka, Kansas when he was 7.

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38. Kris Kobach was defeated by Democrat Laura Kelly in the general election.

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39. Kris Kobach announced in June 2017 that he would run for Governor of Kansas against incumbent Governor Jeff Colyer.

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40. Kris Kobach is known for his calls for stronger voter ID laws in the United States and a Muslim registry.

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