(TOPEKA, Kan.) — An activist group accuses Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach of not doing his job. Thursday, Kansans Count released the findings of its month-long investigation into Kobach's job performance.
The group claims the elected official spends more time on television pursuing his personal political ambitions than he does serving the citizens of Kansas.
"The state's not prepared for voter ID. What is Kobach doing if he's not preparing the state? He had eight months to do that," said Louis Goseland, of Kansans Count.
FactFinder 12 and "Kansans Count" obtained copies of Kobach's public calendar through an open records request. The activist group says its analysis of the calendar shows Kobach avoids his job and spends too much time promoting his political agenda.
"To us, it's inexcusable to basically be pulling off some kind of publicity campaign for his own political interest outside of the state that he serves," Goseland said.