Kansas voting rights trial could impact national voting rights

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

A legal challenge to a Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote is set to go on trial.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach spear-headed the push for Kansans to be required to provide citizenship documents such as a birth certificate, naturalization papers or passport at the time they register to vote.

The American Civil Liberties Union says the case is about national standards for voter registration and the false narrative of non-citizens participating in elections.

Kobach has argued in court filings that the law is necessary to prevent voter fraud. To win, he will need to show there's a substantial problem of non-citizens voting.

The trial is set to start Tuesday.

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