Judge tells state of­fi­cial to pro­duce plan taken to Trump

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TOPEKA | A fed­eral judge has or­dered Kansas’ top elec­tions of­fi­cial to pro­duce a plan on home­land se­cu­rity is­sues that he took to a meet­ing with Pres­i­dent Trump.

U.S. Mag­is­trate James O’Hara ruled

Wed­nes­day that the doc­u­ment from Kansas Sec­re­tary of State Kris Kobach could be rel­e­vant to a fed­eral law­suit chal­leng­ing a state law re­quir­ing new vot­ers to pro­vide proof of their U.S. cit­i­zen­ship when reg­is­ter­ing.

Mag­is­trate O’Hara also or­dered Mr. Kobach to pro­duce a sec­ond, re­lated doc­u­ment. The mag­is­trate plans to re­view both pri­vately. Mr. Kobach must pro­duce them Thurs­day.

Mr. Kobach met with Mr. Trump in Novem­ber. An Associated Press photo showed Mr. Kobach hold­ing a pa­per out­lin­ing a plan that could in­clude changes in fed­eral vot­ing laws.

The sec­ond doc­u­ment Mr. Kobach must pro­duce is an in­ter­nal pro­posal for changes in fed­eral vot­ing laws.

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