As he blatantly lied on a series of Sunday talk shows about the extent to which illegal voting occurs in American elections, White House aide Stephen Miller told George Stephanopoulos to “invite Kris Kobach onto your show, and he can walk you through some of the evidence of voter fraud in greater detail.” On Monday, three separate networks gave Kobach the chance to do just that. It did not go well for him. A Kansas secretary of state who is a longtime crusader against immigration, Kobach is often credited with having inspired Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Kobach has also promoted the ludicrous theory that undocumented immigrants are voting in numbers sufficient to swing elections toward the Democrats. You would think the number of elections that Democrats keep losing might dissuade him from this theory. You would be wrong.
Kobach began his day on “Fox & Friends,” where Brian Kilmeade offered absolutely zero resistance to his easily debunked claims about voter fraud. He then moved over to the Fox Business Network, where Neil Cavuto, surprisingly enough, made it clear he thought Kobach was full of it. “I don’t think you believe it,” Cavuto said. “I think you’re very smart in what you do and I think you find the whole thing too incredible to be believed,” he added, while Kobach helplessly opened and closed his lips like a goldfish nibbling on flakes of food sprinkled in his tank.
But Kobach met the most resistance on CNN, where anchor Kate Bourdan all but pantsed him on live TV. Bourdan went after Kobach over Miller’s claim that last fall thousands of people had been bused from Massachusetts to New Hampshire for the purpose of throwing that state’s electoral votes to Hillary Clinton and over the grand total of nine cases of voter fraud Kobach found in Kansas after a year and a half of looking. To be clear, that is nine individuals that Kobach apparently found who voted illegally in the Sunflower State. Oh, no! By the end of the segment, viewers were either cheering or incredulous.