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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was the main force behind a now-shuttered program to spot people who were registered to vote in more than one state. Kobach went to chair President Trump's voter fraud commission before unsuccessfully running for governor. He is now seeking a Senate seat.

Flawed multistate voter database turned off to settle civil rights suit

A controversial database used to check whether voters are registered in more than one state has been suspended until security safeguards are put in place.

Use of the Interstate Crosscheck program was put on hold as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas on behalf of nearly 1,000 voters whose partial Social Security numbers were exposed by Florida officials through an open records request.

Kansas began operating the multistate program 14 years ago but it has not been used since 2017, when a federal audit discovered its security vulnerabilities.

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