That would be bad to get purged accidentally. However to implement a proper system to match more than names seems to be possible and would require similar information to what was requested in the article. Last four of a social in particular would he pretty discriminating.
Kobach already had that at the state level when I got purged. See above where he's declining to share the last four with the commission. He may not be (able to be) using it in Crosscheck for legal reasons, but he's been in power for a good while now.
His failure to implement a better system in that time is damning enough.
Maintaining ownership of a birth certificate is just part of being an adult. You use it often. And I know they go missing sometimes, but it's kind of something you just have to fix, regardless of your intent to vote.
Maybe I'm just floating through life on luck, but you use yours often? Soc Sec card, I'll agree with, but birth certificate?
The only time I can recall I've had to use mine to function in society in the past decade was to get a new Soc Sec card issued after running the old one through the washer.
You know who's just learning to adult? College students, which (surprisingly enough) Kansas has a fair amount of.
Can't think of a reason that might be an issue in such a red state. Oh, wait.
BRYAN LOWRY: So in 2014, when we had the last gubernatorial election, there were more than 20,000 people who were in a suspended status. So those were people who could have possibly cast their ballots in the gubernatorial election but were unable to. And when you think about the governor's race being decided by a little bit more than 30,000 votes, that's pretty significant.
CHANG: And your paper did an analysis of who these people were. What groups were disproportionately affected by this law?
LOWRY: People under 30, a cluster also in urban areas, so Wichita, the state's largest city, college towns like Lawrence, Kan., where the University of Kansas is, which makes sense because you might have a voting drive on campus, not every freshman is walking around with their birth certificate in their wallet.
For context, Douglas county (which is home to Lawrence) voted 29.7% for Trump in the general. Sanders got a smidge north of 82% of caucus goers earlier in the year. It is a little to the left of the nation, let alone the state.
It may be that Kobach is generally concerned about election validity, but it is easy to be skeptical about how he's gone about this.
However, the arguments of getting an ID being too difficult don't sit well with me.
There is a difference between providing ID, and providing proof of citizenship.
KS directly requires the latter to get your foot into the electoral process. They're worried about non-citizens voting, but instead of the state assuming the burden of proving the integrity of their elections, they took that burden and placed it onto first time voters.
The court noted the "magnitude of harm" caused by 18,372 applicants at motor vehicle offices who were denied registration due to the state's proof-of-citizenship law.
Worth noting that all this is just to get registered. We also have to show ID at a polling place.
It takes me a really long time to compose my thoughts. I've been typing away for over an hour now: I started pretty much when I saw you posted your reply.
I feel my tone here might fairly be described as 'angry', but I'm kinda strung for time so I'm not gonna go back and edit it too much.
I'm angry at the situation, not you. You're cool.