Vice chair of Trump’s voter fraud commission wants to change federal law to add new requirements for voting, email shows

Washington Post,  July 17, 2017

The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, now the vice-chair of Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud, told Trump's transition team of a proposal to change federal law to allow stricter requirements on voter registration. ...

Last September a federal appeals court blocked the proof of citizenship requirement in Kansas and two other states. ...

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar proof of citizenship requirement by 7-2, ruling that under the Constitution, the federal National Voter Registration Act must take precedence over any state citizenship requirement. Amending the NVRA to explicitly allow state-level citizenship requirements would eliminate that conflict between state and federal law.

Critics of Kobach say the email proves the voter fraud commission is aiming to restrict voting access regardless of any findings it may make.

By Christopher Ingraham

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