TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former state Sen. Jean Schodorf is running for Kansas secretary of state on the simple premise that Republican incumbent Kris Kobach must go.
But the Democratic challenger launched her campaign last week with a complex message on a key issue that could prove problematic.
Kobach is the architect of a state law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering. The registrations of about 17,200 people were on hold last week for failing to comply.
Schodorf said the state must fix what she called the "voter registration mess."
She said she supports repealing the law, but she also said that she'd work at improving its administration. Also, as a legislator, she voted in favor of the proof-of-citizenship policy and must explain that action.