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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks with a reporter in his office in Topeka on May 17, 2017. Kobach, the vice chair of President Donald Trump's election fraud commission, is taking issue with reports that a majority of states are refusing to comply with a request for voter information. Kobach says that news stories stating that 44 states have "refused" to provide voter information to the commission are "patently false." (Associated Press) **FILE**

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In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, holds a stack of papers as he meets with then President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) **FILE**

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FILE - In this May 17, 2017, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks with a reporter in his office in Topeka, Kan. Kobach, who is helping lead President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud announced Thursday, June 8, 2017, that he's running for the Republican nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, holds a stack of papers as he meets with President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking sanctions against Kobach for hiding documents about his plans to change federal voting law amid a lawsuit challenging the state's proof-of-citizenship voter registration law. The group filed a motion late Monday, May 22, 2017, seeking to make public a document Kobach was photographed taking into the November meeting with Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks with a reporter in his office in Topeka, Kan. Kobach has been picked by President Donald J. Trump to help lead a new commission on election fraud. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks with a reporter in his office in Topeka, Kan. Kobach has been picked by President Donald J. Trump to help lead a new commission on election fraud. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks with a reporter in his office in Topeka, Kan. Kobach has been picked by President Donald J. Trump to help lead a new commission on election fraud. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach shows family photos to a reporters in his office in Topeka, Kan. Kobach has been picked by President Donald J. Trump to help lead a new commission on election fraud. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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In this Nov. 20, 2016 photo, President-elect Donald Trump pauses for photographs as he greets Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016 file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach responds to questions outside the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. A federal judge canceled a contempt hearing for Kobach after he agreed Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, to concessions that will fully register and clearly notify thousands of people that they can vote in November.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson comes a day before a hearing had been scheduled for Kobach to show why he should not be held in contempt for allegedly violating her May order. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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In this photo from Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions during an Associated Press interview in Topeka, Kan. Kobach is the architect of a state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect of the state's proof-of-citizenship law for new voters, answers questions during an Associated Press interview in Topeka, Kan. A federal judge agreed Tuesday, April 8, 2014, with the American Civil Liberties Union that a state court should decide a lawsuit challenging Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's enforcement of the state's voter-citizenship rule. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is confident in the Friday ruling, saying the Constitution gives states the right to determine voter qualifications. (Associated Press)

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is confident in the Friday ruling, saying the Constitution gives states the right to determine voter qualifications. (Associated Press)

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions from reporters during a news conference about a federal judge's ruling ordering the federal government to help Kansas and Arizona enforce their proof-of-citizenship requirements for new voters, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett filed a lawsuit over the issue. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach discusses a federal judge's ruling ordering the federal government to help Kansas and Arizona enforce their proof-of-citizenship requirements for new voters, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett filed a lawsuit over the issue. (AP Photo/John Hanna)