Kobach plan for Trump included federal voting laws changes

Los Angeles Times,  October 6, 2017

A Kansas official who later became vice chairman of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud drafted a proposal for Trump to change federal voter registration laws to promote proof-of-citizenship requirements by states, an unsealed federal court document showed Thursday. ...

The changes would allow Kansas and other states to fully enforce laws requiring new voters to provide papers documenting their U.S. citizenship when registering. ...

The copy of Kobach's strategic homeland security plan for his meeting with Trump in November was redacted except for the portion dealing with federal voter registration law. ...

The second document contained five proposed changes to the National Voter Registration Act, two of which were blacked out in the copy unsealed Thursday. One item proposed adding a section saying, "Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a state from requiring documentary proof of citizenship from any applicant."

By John Hanna

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