The Kansas Senate has been discussing expanding the definition of election fraud and the possibility of giving the secretary of state authority to prosecute the crime. At the same time, the Senate rejected an effort by Democrats to bar Secretary of State Kris Kobach from forming a political action committee that contributes to legislative candidates, as he did in 2012.
Kobach has championed voter I-D laws in Kansas and other states, to correct a problem that many believe does not exist.
Kobach is a partisan politician in a job that should be strictly non-partisan. He is a former chairman of the state’s Republican Party and his political action committee supports candidates in elections he is over-seeing.
That is a blatant conflict of interest.
I don’t hear any G-O-P voices expressing concern about this. I guess party politics takes priority over ethics and simple fairness.
Our thought for today is from George Bernard Shaw:
“When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.”