TOPEKA – Calling for the state’s top election official to take on more of prosecutorial role Tuesday, Republican Kris Kobach filed to run for secretary of state.
“Some people in the past have seen the secretary of state as an elected bureaucrat as someone who oversees the keeping and filing of records but basically keeps a hand on the tiller and keeps the boat moving the same direction without any changes,” he said. “I would change things substantially and I would go from a ministerial model, which we have right now, to more of a law enforcement model because there is a need to enforce our laws against election fraud.”
Kobach, 43, former state GOP chairman and a constitutional law professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, has made a national name for himself defending cities and states who have passed laws targeting illegal immigration. Read More