Kris Kobach, the grandfather of “Papers Please” anti-immigration law and an adviser to Mitt Romney, said yesterday that he and the state board of elections was considering removing President Obama from the November ballot.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an informal advisor to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said on Thursday he and his fellow members of a state board were considering removing President Barack Obama from the Kansas ballot this November.
Kobach is part of the State Objections Board along with Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, all Republicans. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that on Thursday the board agreed to consider whether to take Obama off the ballot because they said they lacked sufficient evidence about his birth certificate.
“I don’t think it’s a frivolous objection,” Kobach said, according to the Capital-Journal. “I do think the factual record could be supplemented.”
I can hardly contain my shock that the man who came up with “Papers Please” is also a Birther.
Kobach and the Objections Board are reportedly sending records requests to Hawaii, Arizona and Mississippi. With any luck, Hawaii will give Kansas the same treatment it did Arizona and the jackbooted Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Mitt Romney described Kobach’s “Papers Please” anti-immigration law as a “model for the country” during the Republican primary campaign. Romney’s rigid, far-right stance on immigration during the primary permanently cost him a large portion of the Latino vote.
Update: The Kansas man who objected to President Obama being on the ballot has reportedly withdrawn his complaint.