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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:58 PM

Retirement home residents sue Kobach over law requiring photo ID to vote

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/jun/27/retirement-home-residents-sue-kobach-over-law-requ/

Topeka ó Kansasí law requiring voters to present a picture ID is being challenged in Shawnee County.

Wichita attorney Jim Lawing filed the lawsuit Wednesday for Overbrook residents Arthur Spry and Charles Hamner to contest the constitutionality of the voting mandate included in the stateís Secure and Fair Elections Act of 2011. The act was written by Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is the only named defendant in the case.

Critics have denounced the legislation as an attempt to suppress voter turnout among poor, minority and elderly voters.

Kobach, who didnít immediately respond to phone messages seeking comment Thursday, has said heís confident the voter ID law is constitutional, and that the stateís election law reform was necessary to prevent people who ware in the U.S. illegally from engaging in fraud, The Topeka Capital Journal reported

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Hamner and Spry, both retirees, were blocked last year from having their votes counted because they didnít have a government-issued identity card with a photograph proving they were Kansas residents in good standing. They voted with provisional ballots in November 2012, but those werenít counted because neither man provided sufficient proof of their identity.

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Thank you, John Roberts. We kept those illegal nursing home residents from voting, by golly. I wonder, though, if they were Republicans. /sacasm off.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:01 PM

1. Thanks for posting!

Here is a kick and I added this to my Facebook page.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:03 PM

2. K & R

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:04 PM

3. I wonder how many fraudulent voters have voted in Kansas in the last two decades...

Can you count them on both hands? Voter fraud is a fallacy--it's not an issue. Election fraud is an issue.

What's most important is access to voting for all Americans--regardless of gender, race, or age. Naturally, the GOP has its priorities backwards--party before all else.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:08 PM

4. K&R

Thanks for posting!

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