Thanks to Kobach, Trump and a conservative think tank, we know the degree of fraudulent voting

We, Kansas, are truly grateful to Kris Kobach for his greatest victory. He proved that fraudulent voting is virtually non-existent in our state. He achieved that by striving hard to prove the opposite.

In 2010, he was elected Secretary of State for Kansas and subsequently gained legislative power to prosecute illegal voters. This is a power not found in civil servants in other states.

He secured a 2013 law requiring vote registrants to prove that they are American citizens. His ban on voting was one of the strictest in the country until it was rejected by federal court.

Kobach recently applied to run for the Attorney General of Kansas in the next election.

So how many fraudulent voters have Kobach’s drugnet convicted during his eight-year tenure? Only nine. Nine convictions in a state with about 2 million registered voters. Among them were seniors who mistakenly voted in two different places where they own property.

College students filled out an absentee ballot in their home state a few months later before voting for Trump in Kansas. Former Republican Steve Watkins was charged with three felony votes and disembarked for diversion.

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, supports the discussion between Donald Trump and Kobach. Back in 2005, Heritage lists 15 convictions for voter violations in Kansas, probably from the Kobach era. A crime once a year for more than 15 years.

The Heritage website has also reported 1,322 “proven cases of fraudulent voting” in the United States since the early 1980s. How has the United States passed 40 years with just 1,322 cases of fraudulent voting? Among our 168 million registered voters?

For both Kansas and the country, the rate of fraud was less than one-thousandth of 1%. What if we religious Americans sin at such a microscopic speed?

Fully armed Trump, Kobach, and the Heritage Foundation marched out to hunt elephants and bag beech.

But you see, there Must It will be a terrible fraudulent vote. If not, how can Republicans defend the constituency gerrymandering and win if they lose? How can we protect against voting from minorities, the elderly and young people?

Only fraud can justify closing polling stations, banning drop boxes, reducing short ballots, and requiring notaries to sign such ballots. In other words, it makes it very difficult for certain people to vote.

This is another breakthrough they are striving to overcome “scams”. The President of the United States called the Georgia Secretary of State and said: Because we won the state … and it’s safe to say that you recalculated. “

But what if the man replies, “Well, President … the data you have is wrong.” Next, we need a direct threat. “You know, it’s a criminal,” says the president, “it’s a criminal offense …”

Then there are frequent and recurring claims by Kobach and others that undocumented migrants flock to polls and elect Democrats.

My research on this went only to the list of surnames of illegal voters in Kansas, the Heritage Foundation itself: Watkins, Garcia, Kristensen, Chriswell, Doyle, Faris, Hanam, Killian, Weems, Wilson, Gedke. , Kurtz, Duncan, Scherzer and Macintosh. There aren’t too many Hispanic names out there.

The heritage count also includes one Hispanic name, Lleras-Rodriguez, out of 17 Missouri fraudulent votes.

I’m half German, so I’m kind to myself on immigration issues. My father left Hamburg in 1933, just five years before Adolf Hitler came to power.

As his grandfather is German and his mother immigrated from Scotland, Trump should be kind to himself as an immigrant hater. Two of his three wives, now ex-wives, emigrated from Eastern Europe.

Long before he died in 1974, my father (naturalized as an American citizen in 1934) became reassured about his origins. I truly remember that he sat down in a green reclining chair, inflated a pipe, and pondered who should be an American, as our immigrants often do.

“It’s a problem in this country,” he said with a smile. “We broke too many foreigners. They get all the good work. Haha!”

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