Kris Kobach, who ran on a platform of preventing allegedly widespread voter fraud and helped write the Arizona immigration bill, won his campaign for Kansas secretary of state.
Kobach, who was expected to win big, got 59% of the vote to Democrat Chris Biggs’ 37%.
In a campaign season rife with allegations of widespread, coordinated voter fraud throughout the country, Kobach was perhaps the candidate most focused on such allegations. Indeed, he ran on a platform of requiring photo ID at the polls and proof of citizenship to register to vote.
And according to him, voter fraud — especially by illegal immigrants — is rampant in Kansas.
“Election crimes have been documented across the state—from fraudulent registrations, to vote-by-mail fraud. As the activities of ACORN have demonstrated, organizations that promote voter fraud have burrowed into every corner of our country,” he writes on his web site. “In Kansas, the illegal registration of alien voters has become pervasive.”
He has also claimed instances of zombie voters, when someone votes under the name of a recently deceased voter. He even held a press conference declaring he had unearthed an instance of a dead man voting in this year’s primary.
The problem, of course, was that the man is still alive.