Kobach beats Biggs to win Kansas secretary of state race

A professor who helped write Arizona's new immigration law has been elected Kansas secretary of state. Republican Kris Kobach (KOH'-bahk) defeated Democratic incumbent Chris Biggs in Tuesday's election.

Kobach had made combatting election fraud his major issue. He advocates requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls. The secretary of state is Kansas' top elections official.

But some voters supported Kobach because as a law professor, he's advised cities and states, including Arizona, about cracking down on illegal immigration.

Biggs was appointed secretary of state in March to fill a vacancy.


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