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BuzzFeed sues Kris Kobach over denied records requests

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BuzzFeed Inc. is suing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and his office for refusing to release emails containing any of 30 terms that relate to immigration or the election. (AP) BuzzFeed Inc. is suing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and his office for refusing to release emails containing any of 30 terms that relate to immigration or the election. (AP)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

BuzzFeed Inc. is suing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and his office for refusing to release emails containing any of 30 terms that relate to immigration or the election.

A reporter for BuzzFeed asked Kobach's office in June for emails sent or received May 1 that include terms such as ICE, immigrant, Trump, voter, fraud and Mexican.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Friday in Shawnee County District Court, says Kobach's office first asked for $1,025 for 13 hours of work and an attorney's review. The office refused to release any records when the reporter challenged the cost.

A lawyer for Kobach's office said the records may be unrelated to his official business or policy proposals and are exempt from open records law.

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