In his campaign for Secretary of State, Kris Kobach claimed his moonlighting would be no worse than his opponent’s playing banjo in a band. Incumbent Chris Biggs predicted Kobach’s political plans, but the scope and scale are historic.
The Kansas official sworn to uphold fair and impartial elections is advising two campaigns.
This former Republican Party chair is now presiding over a state senate race to defeat our last Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Sen. Kelly Kultala, who is not in Kobach’s own senate district. He is intentionally influencing a partisan fight. He is also coaching Mitt Romney on making life so difficult that immigrants self-deport.
Now, backpedalling Kansas businesses owners say they need to keep workers here. Meanwhile, states are tallying Kobach’s damage: Small towns divided and bankrupt by lawsuits, an $11 billion blow to Alabama’s economy, and Arizona’s unenviable reputation. Moonlighting for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is only one of the ways this secretary of state injures Kansans.
Kobach’s world-class education could’ve enabled him to do something admirable for this world, but he is twisted toward destruction. He must be stopped. Extremists have no business overseeing elections in America.
Melissa J. Carlson