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UPDATED: Activist sues to gain access to provisional ballots

(UPDATED: Includes late Thursday afternoon response from the secretary of state) Voting rights activist Davis Hammet is going to court to force Secretary of State...

UPDATED: Schmidt will appeal voter citizenship case to SCOTUS

(Updated to include comments from Kobach and the ACLU) Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review...

Sunday Reader: Kobach ad flap, Pandemic politics

Good morning everyone: We hope everyone is healthy this Sunday morning. A very busy political week with key Farm Bureau endorsements, U.S. Senate candidates David...

Sunday Reader: Understaffed Medicaid fraud unit and more

Good morning everyone: We sincerely hope there is more on your mind today than politics. The Chiefs play their biggest game since 1970, so we...

Schwab waiting to make decision on Crosscheck’s future

Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Tuesday that he was holding off on immediately deciding the future of a controversial national database employed to...

Capitol protester case appears near resolution

A free speech case centered on Capitol protests last spring appears to be nearing an end with Gov. Laura Kelly's administration introducing a new,...

UPDATED: Metsker resigns as Johnson County election commissioner

(Updated to reflect comments from Metsker) Ronnie Metsker has resigned as Johnson County election commissioner, ending several years of turmoil in the voting office marked...

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...

UPDATED: AG asked whether provisional ballot details are open record

(Updated to include information about 2012 federal court case) A Meade County lawmaker is asking the attorney general to review whether provisional ballot information, including...

Sunday Reader: Farm bankruptcies peak; Broadband access

Good morning everyone: We are working this morning from our mobile office in St. Louis, where we took a short weekend trip with the wife....