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Kris Kobach’s Shameful Record on Civil Liberties

August 7, 2018

Kansas Governor

Find out where the Republican candidates for Governor stand on the issues

GovernorJeff Colyer

Secretary of StateKris Kobach

Supported a bipartisan education package that protected funding for students with disabilities
check Yes1
times No2
Backed efforts to make government records more easily available to the public
check Yes3
times No4
Fights to prevent discrimination against LGBT persons
times No5
times No6

*While the ACLU does not endorse or oppose candidates for office, we believe in educating voters and will never shy away from a fight when it comes to defending voting rights, protecting our privacy, and advocating for other civil rights and civil liberties.

More on Kris Kobach's Civil Liberties Record


As our Secretary of State, Kobach was careless and posted parts of Social Security numbers of thousands of Kansans online, putting them at risk for identity theft and fraud.

Voting Rights

Kobach continues to block legitimate voters from voting. He has wasted our tax dollars defending a policy that has kept 30,000 citizens, many who are seniors and veterans, from voting. He even made Kansas taxpayers pay for a fine because he misled a court.


  • 1 Topkea Capital-Journal 4/17/18, 2 KCUR 4/15/18, 3 Sunflower State Journal 2/24/18, 4 Associated Press 1/25/18, 5 The Associated Press 5/4/18, 6 The Wichita Eagle 9/26/15