Letter: Kobach’s voting commercials are free publicity

I’ve seen several commercials on television where Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reminds everybody to vote after letting us know that the reason the Legislature voted to have local elections in odd numbered years was to enable more citizens to have the opportunity.

This is patently absurd. Kobach’s entire career has been built on the restriction of voting rights. With all the hyperbole coming out of his office about voter fraud, very few instances of this horrible crime have been uncovered, let alone prosecuted.

I believe the real reason for commercials featuring Kobach’s sudden interest in an educational television career is to use state funds to get some free publicity for his gubernatorial campaign. The electorate would be well-advised to find another candidate.

STEVEN BURRELL, Topeka

 

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