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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:07 PM

Kansas to ask Supreme Court to save voter citizenship law [View all]

Source: Associated Press

John Hanna, Ap Political Writer
Updated 6:33 pm CDT, Tuesday, June 2, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican attorney general plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to require new voters to provide papers documenting their citizenship when registering.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday that he will appeal a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in April that said the state could not enforce a proof-of-citizenship law. An appeals-court panel said the law violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal legal protection as well as a federal voter registration law.

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly decried Schmidt's decision, saying he was supporting voter suppression and suggested that he is ignoring nationwide protests over George Floyd's death after being detained by police in Minnesota.

“While leaders across the country are urging demonstrators to direct their hurt, anger, and grievances towards the voting booth, the attorney general is fighting to take away the most powerful non-violent tool that our democracy provides, and disenfranchise thousands of fellow Kansans," Kelly said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Kansas-to-ask-Supreme-Court-to-save-voter-15311128.php

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