The Washington Post reports on the federal lawsuit aimed at preventing
As arguments continue, it is noted that Arkansas alone among the states has provided some of the data sought. I think that tells you everything you know about where Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin stands relative to balancing the vote-suppression aims of his friend Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state and vice chair of Trump’s ad hoc
I doubt Martin has done anything actionable. The data he supplied the
Still, hurrying to provide the information with the controversy and legal challenge underway seems a friendly response to government overreach. Gov. Asa Hutchinson didn’t object to Martin’s compliance (Arkansas didn’t include some information Kobach wanted but which is not in Martin’s possession including partial Social Security numbers and driver license information.) Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, normally a foe of “government overreach,” has been silent.