- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Lawyers for two northeast Kansas voters have temporarily withdrawn a request for a court order blocking the state from enforcing registration restrictions.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson canceled a hearing scheduled Friday in the federal lawsuit after the request was withdrawn Thursday.

Alder Cromwell of Lawrence and Cody Keener of Eudora are challenging a 2013 law requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship when registering and Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s directive to county election officials to cancel registrations remaining incomplete after 90 days.

Kobach’s office found documents for Cromwell and Kenner and completed their registrations after the lawsuit was filed.

Attorney Will Lawrence said their lawyers will submit a new request on behalf of all voters with incomplete registrations.

Kobach said the lawsuit is “shot through with holes.”



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