- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Secretary of State Kris Kobach says only 73 of the 17,600 Kansas voters at the center of legal fights over the state’s proof of citizenship requirements actually cast ballots in the August primary.

Kobach provided the figure Thursday after meeting briefly in public with Gov. Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt to certify the election results.

Voting rights advocates have won temporary court rulings in federal and state courts affirming the right to vote for people who registered at motor vehicle offices but never submitted citizenship papers as required by a 2013 state law championed by Kobach.

Election officials in populous counties previously reported only a few such voters.

Kobach said the low number suggests that many affected voters have moved to new addresses without registering again.

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