|Kris "Whatever It Takes" Kobach|
The same goes for Ken Blackwell, for former Ohio Secretary of State who manipulated voting resources in 2005 so there were long, long lines in heavily Democratic areas of Ohio and no-waiting set-ups in Republican areas.
|Sen. Pat Roberts has a net -17%|
job approval rating
|Independent Greg Orman is the|
favorite to unseat
Kobach at first refused to allow Democrat Taylor to pull his name off the ballot. That effort was shot down by the state's Supreme Court which ruled unanimously against him.
Now, Kobach is "ordering" the state Democratic Party to nominate a replacement candidate. Since 500 or so military ballots must, by federal law, go into the mail now, he is including a disclaimer with the ballots informing those voters they may be asked to vote again after Democrats comply with his "order."
Both the "order" and the disclaimer are well beyond his statutory authority. But he doesn't care. His job isn't to run fair elections under the law. His job is to do whatever it takes to insure a Republican victory.
Partisan hacks should not have the power to rewrite election rules to perpetuate their party's political power.