In what seems like a daily attack on the Vice Chair of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Kris Kobach, election integrity opponent Jason Kander made an alarming admission of liberal policies (emphasis ours):
Jason Kander, the former Democratic secretary of state in neighboring Missouri, says it's "not at all true" that poll workers in Kansas hand out provisional ballots to voters who would've been turned away in other states. He argues most election officials are aggressive about handing out regular ballots whenever possible.
Actually this is illegal, ignores the law and disenfranchises voters by taking away the safeguard of provisional ballots and allowing fraudulent votes to be counted. Provisional ballots were the idea of former DNC Chair and Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd who sponsored them as partof the Help America Vote Act. As he proudly described this civil rights protection at a 2007 NAACP forum (emphasis ours):
Q: What would you do to ensure that all Americans are able to cast a free and unfettered vote and that that vote be counted?
A [Senator Dodd]: The right to vote and to have your vote counted is the right upon which all of the rights that we have depends. Nothing is more fundamental than this. I’m very proud to have stood with John Conyers when about four or five people stood with us several years ago to introduce the “Help America Vote Act.” It’s not a perfect piece of legislation, but we were able to pass the first voting improvement legislation in this country since the Voting Rights Act in the 1960s. It’s very important that we do what we can here to expand that right and expand that opportunity. We need to go back and do more to make this right. I’m proud that we stood together to make sure that people have provisional ballots, that we have the right to have statewide voter registration and bring courts of civil rights actions against those who would deprive us of those rights.
Kansas has the right approach, which is to give out provisional ballots to those who would be turned away in other states, and all should be concerned by Kander's statement. A good example of why is another time the story lets the cat of the bag on liberals' plans.
The story cites the fact that Florida had fewer provisional ballots than Kansas to seemingly condemn Kansas. Actually, this again exposes problems in Florida; some of which have surfaced in the last few months. A prime example is in the Democrat Stronghold of Broward County where the Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, an electedDemocrat, admitted under oath:
Snipes acknowledged the processes her office have been using aren’t perfect and that some non-citizens and felons have voted despite not being eligible — especially right before major elections when groups are actively registering new voters.
One of those processes is likely not using provisional ballots correctly. Sounds like Kobach and Kansas' “more aggressive [approach] than other states at getting [provisional] ballots in the hands of would-be voters” is better than Kander's, which even a former DNC Chair would disagree with.