Newby reflects on troubled term at election commission


Officially, Brian Newby's term at the Election Assistance Commission comes to an end next week after almost four years of political turbulence.

Unofficially, the former Johnson County election commissioner’s term effectively ended in 2016 when he agreed to allow Kansas and two other states to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a federal form.

"That became a pretty defining thing," Newby said in an interview with the Sunflower State Journal, reflecting on his time at the commission.

Next week, Newby leaves his job as executive director at the Election Assistance Commission after his

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