UPDATE: Only One Federally Registered Vote Counted Under Kansas' Dual Voter System
Updated on 8/27/14:
Only one Kansan who registered using the federal voter form without proof of citizenship actually cast a ballot in the Aug. 5 primaries.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach said yesterday that of the 180 Kansans who used the federal registration form without providing documentation, only one of them voted - in Johnson County. Under the state's dual system, only their votes cast in the federal races would be counted.
Kobach instituted the new voting system for this year's elections after Kansas and Arizona sued to force the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to modify its national registration form to require their residents provide citizenship documentation.
A federal judge in Kansas sided with the states, but the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday blocked his order until it could decide the case.
Democrat Jean Schodorf, who is challenging Kobach in the November elections, said she was not surprised only one of the federally registered voters cast a ballot under the dual system.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says fewer than 200 people registered for this month's primary using the federal voter form without proof-of-citizenship and just one of those voters actually cast a ballot. Under Kansas's dual voting system, only their votes cast in federal races would be counted.