The Kansas Court of Appeals has reinstated a lawsuit against portions of an election law that was passed by the legislature in 2021.
The law would restrict how many advanced mail-in ballots an individual can collect, and would also require election officials to match signatures on an advance ballot with signatures on a voter’s registration form.
The League of Women Voters and other groups challenged the law, saying it limits voting rights.
Attorney General Kris Kobach says he will appeal the ruling, saying it’s “wrong” and “illogical,” adding that state law gives voters a second chance to sign again if there’s a question over the signatures.
Kansas Court of Appeals said voting is a fundamental right and the law would appear to impede upon it.
In statement, Kansas House Speaker Dan Hawkins said the ruling “…endangers every election integrity measure currently on the books,” calling the decision “a salvo in the effort by the woke left to destroy the sanctity of the ballot box and opens our state up to the possibility of massive election fraud.”