WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has complied with a judges order by fully registering thousands of voters whose eligibility to cast a ballot had been in limbo because of the states now-defunct proof-of-citizenship requirement, according to court records.
Some 25,000 Kansans will have their voting status solidified ahead of the Aug. 7 primary as a result of the move. Kobach is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in that election, challenging incumbent Jeff Colyer.
According to a report the parties in the case jointly filed Sunday, Kobach told U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson that there are no longer any Kansas registrations in suspense or canceled for lack of citizenship documents. He informed Robinson that he is in fully compliance with her order that all registrants receive the same information from county election offices and vote using the same poll books.
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