Judge tells state official to produce plan taken to Trump
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.