FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Topeka, KS October 28, 2010, 8:00PM– Secretary of State Chris Biggs has been trying to cover up the volume and scope of documented reports of voter fraud in Kansas.
KSHB-TV in Kansas City reported just this morning, “In Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Jackson County in Missouri, NBC Action News has identified 11 cases of dead people being recorded as voting in elections.”
In response to this news report, Biggs has been downplaying the potential for fraud, covering up a memo produced by the Secretary of State’s office in 2008 for the Kansas Legislature.
The attached memo from State Election Director Brad Bryant details dozens of credible reports of voter fraud the Secretary of State’s office followed up on. In one instance, there were 50 reported incidents of possible advance ballot fraud.
Mr. Bryant states in the memo, “Without a voter identification policy, election officials have no way of knowing how many or which voters may have committed fraud.”
Kris Kobach supports a photo ID requirement at the polls. Biggs opposes photo ID.
“The memo from the Secretary of State’s office speaks for itself,” said Ben Davis, Kobach’s campaign manager.
The Kobach campaign obtained the memo from State Representative Joe Patton. The memo was prepared for the Kansas Legislative Research Department in 2008.
Contact: Ben T. Davis, Campaign Spokesman