The Kansas State NAACP is taking a stand against Secretary Kobach's Voter ID Bill.
Kansas NAACP President Kevin Myles held a conference call Monday night to voice the groups opposition to the bill. He's raising several issues.
Secretary Kobach is pushing legislation to require voters to show a birth certificate or passport when registering to vote, and a government ID each time they cast a ballot. The legislation got it's first hearing in a House committee last week.
Myles says the current system in place is secure. Kobach presented 221 cases of alleged voter fraud during the last 14 years. Myles says that even if this is true, it's a very small amount when you take into account that approximately 10 million votes have been cast during that time period. Myles adds that of the 221 cases, only two would be detected if the current bill being discussed goes through.
Another issue the NAACP has is with the cost. Kobach says that the bill will cost roughly $60,000 across the state. Myles points out that Missouri has voter ID fraud that is less stringent yet they've budgeted $14-million for their bill. Myles will join others as they present their case against the legislation on Wednesday.
They believe the bill unfairly discriminates against lower income individuals.
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To read more of the NAACP's issues with the bill click here.