(AP)–Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach is likely to face questions during a televised debate about a proof-of-citizenship requirement for new Kansas voters enacted at his urging.
Kobach makes his second televised joint appearance with Democratic challenger Jean Schodorf on Wednesday night from the studio of Topeka public television station KTWU.
Kobach is seeking a second four-year term. He successfully pushed the Legislature to enact a 2013 law that requires new voters to provide election officials a birth certificate, passport or other proof of U.S. citizenship.
Schodorf voted for the policy as a state senator but says Kobach has poorly administered it.
Kobach contends the requirement prevents voter fraud. But the voter registrations of thousands of Kansas residents are on hold because they haven’t yet complied.
Because the broadcast of the debate conflicts with Game 2 of the World Series, it will be available for viewing later:
It will be recorded and available for online viewing at:
It will be rebroadcast at these times:
KTWUHD (11.1, KTWU’s primary channel)
10/22/14 @ 10pm
10/26/14 @ 2pm
11/3/14 @ 8pm
KTWU ENHANCE (11.3)
10/26/14 @ 8pm
10/28/14 @ 7pm
KCPT (Kansas City Public Television)
10/24/14 @ 8pm
10/23/14 @ 8pm
SHPTV (Bunker Hill, all of western Kansas)
10/31/14 @ 7pm
11/2/14 @ 11:30am
Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article3220543.html#storylink=cpy