Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is trying to create a two-tiered voting system in which some Kansans can vote only in certain elections. It’s his response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring states from adding requirements for registering to vote beyond what is required by the National Voter Registration Act. But similar schemes have been tried in the past and rejected, the Nation reported. After the NVRA passed in 1993, both Mississippi and Illinois tried to circumvent the law by creating a two-tiered voting system. The plans were blocked by the U.S. Justice Department and state courts.
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