Kris W. Kobach

Articles by Kris W. Kobach

Kobach: Why It’s Necessary to Watch Them Count the Votes in Pennsylvania

The Trump campaign and its attorneys have moved swiftly to file suit in Pennsylvania.  The lawsuit seeks to stop the counting of votes until the Trump campaign is permitted to exercise its legal right to have poll watchers present and able to observe proceedings from a meaningful distance. 

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 04: A television monitor streams video of the ballot counting process at the Allegheny County elections warehouse on November 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Election officials continue to count absentee ballots in critical battleground states, including Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Kobach: Mazie Hirono’s Bizarre Line of Questioning Turns to Voting Laws

Many Senate Democrats are determined to use the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings as an opportunity to campaign on a litany of progressive talking points in anticipation of the November 3 election.  But the winner of the prize for asking strange questions out of left field has to be Senator Mazie Hirono (D) from Hawaii.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 14: U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) prepares her remarks with an aide during a break after Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 …

Kobach: Biden Would Have No Authority to Impose a National Mask Mandate

On Wednesday in Delaware, Joe Biden declared that he would impose a national mask mandate by executive order, enforce “uniform national guidelines” for dealing with the pandemic, establish “national criteria for opening schools,” and by implication take authority from the states in to address the pandemic.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Kobach: Chinese Nationals Are Evading the Travel Ban

On Friday, President Trump took a crucial step in protecting American citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.  He completed the closure of the land ports of entry into the United States to nonessential traffic. In other words, he closed the front door.

Passengers wear protective masks at Los Angeles international airport. New Zealand is seeking to bring back affected residents from Wuhan on a chartered Air New Zealand flight. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

Kobach: The Coronavirus Outbreak Presents a Compelling Argument for the Wall

The coronavirus outbreak continues to grow.  On Wednesday, 201 U.S. citizens who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, arrived in the United States and were transported to the March Air Reserve Base in California, where they are being informally quarantined and monitored for a three-day period.

Funeral workers disinfect themselves after handling a virus victim in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation …

Kobach: The Founding Fathers’ Nightmare

As the impeachment star chamber of Adam Schiff continues in its secretive, one-sided manner, it’s worth pausing to consider what our country’s Founding Fathers would think of this spectacle.

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