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Kansas Group Considers Lawsuit Against Voter ID Law

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A coalition of Kansas groups is considering a legal challenge to the state's new voter photo identification law.

The Wichita Eagle reports ( ) that while the Kansas Voter Coalition won't discuss specific legal strategies against the law, a major concern appears to be the need to pay for underlying documents in order to obtain the free ID.

Ernestine Krehbiel, president of the Kansas League of Women Voters, said "paying to vote is a poll tax.''

More than a half-dozen groups, including the Kansas chapters of the League of Women Voters and American Civil Liberties Union, make up the coalition.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach, primary author of the law, says he's confident the law will hold up. He said it was drafted so well that it'd be "bulletproof in court.''

Information from: The Wichita Eagle,

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