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An Obama Birther for Kansas Secretary of State?

At a Saturday barbecue for the Leavenworth County, Kans., Republican Party, former Bush administration lawyer and current secretary of state candidate Kris

Amandeep Coleman
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jul 13, 2009

At a Saturday barbecue for the Leavenworth County, Kans., Republican Party, former Bush administration lawyer and current secretary of state candidate Kris Kobach made the case for stricter voter ID laws by questioning the citizenship of President Obama.

A professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kobach kept the mood light with a political joke. He asked what President Obama and God had in common, with the punchline being neither has a birth certificate.

Other Kansas politicians spoke at the event, including Sen. Sam Brownback, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, and Rep. Todd Tiahrt. Kobach, a Marshall scholar and Yale Law grad who was chairman of the state GOP until earlier this year, is considered a frontrunner for the job with jurisdiction over elections in Kansas.

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