Rachel Maddow’s crew catches Kansas officials in voter suppression lie, Kobach’s racism exposed

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BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump and Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state, pose for a photo following their meeting with president-elect at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Kris Kobach presenting his racist, voter suppression agenda directly to Donald Trump during the presidential transition

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach just might be the single-most racist politician in America today. For years, he’s dedicated himself to racist causes. In 2010, he helped Arizona craft the controversial S.B. 1070 law, which allowed law enforcement to demand proof of U.S. citizenship on the spot for any person of color or anyone with a “foreign accent.” If people were unable to provide it on the spot, police had the ability to arrest and indefinitely detain the individual and any family members traveling with them who also might not be able to provide documentation on the spot. The Koch-funded ALEC organization quickly pushed their bought and paid for state legislatures to introduce similar laws nationwide.

Kobach has also openly associated with white nationalists and you can read more about his deplorable background here.

TOPEKA, KS - AUGUST 07: A jeep equipped with a military style mounted gun that was used heavily by Republican primary candidate for Governor Kris Kobach.   Kobach sits outside the Capitol Hotel, the site of the Kobach watch party. Kobach was supported by President Trump against incumbent Governor Jeff Colyer on August 7, 2018 in Topeka, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
In the age of mass shootings, Kris Kobach thought it would be a good idea to terrify families in this vehicle at a holiday parade

Now Kobach is running for governor of Kansas, locked in a heated contest with Democrat Laura Kelly, who has been endorsed by every living former governor of Kansas, Republican, and Democrat alike, with the exception of one: Sam Brownback. Moderate Republicans are pushing for voters to reject Kris Kobach because of his extremism, racism and partisan handling of elections. His dirty tricks put him over his opponent in the Republican primary earlier this year by roughly

Rachel Maddow sent a crew to take a look at the so-called heavy construction that *required* them to move the polling location and look what they found:

After word began to spread about the apparently blatant plan to suppress the vote in Dodge City, the ACLU got involved. They asked Ford County Clerk Debbie Cox to at least publicize a voter helpline and welp:

After the ACLU objected to Dodge City’s single, out-of-town polling place, the local official in charge of elections forwarded to the state an ACLU letter asking her to publicize a voter help line.

“LOL,” she wrote in an email to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office.

Suppressing the vote is a game to these people. American ideals and constitutional rights be damned, for them it is a win at all costs attitude.

And for what it’s worth, Kris Kobach is also a driving force in the idea that people born in the United States don’t automatically have birthright citizenship. He appeared on CNN last night where commentator Jeffrey Toobin outright accused Kobach of being a racist and Kobach’s reaction was priceless. Hats off to Jeffrey Toobin for calling him our so directly.

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