TOPEKA, Kan. — A professor who helped write Arizona's new immigration law has been elected Kansas secretary of state.
Republican Kris Kobach defeated Democratic incumbent Chris Biggs in Tuesday's election.
Kobach had made combatting election fraud his major issue. He advocates requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls. The secretary of state is Kansas' top elections official.
But some voters supported Kobach because as a law professor, he's advised cities and states, including Arizona, about cracking down on illegal immigration.
Biggs was appointed secretary of state in March to fill a vacancy.