Anthony Hensley

Trump election-fraud official running for Kansas governor

A Kansas official who has supported President Donald Trump's claim that millions of people may have voted illegally in last year's election launched a campaign for governor Thursday, sounding conservative themes that echo Trump's appeals to disaffected voters.

Kris Kobach, the Republican secretary of state in Kansas, gained a national reputation for championing tough voter identification laws and helping to draft proposals in numerous states aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.

Trump last month named him as vice chairman of a commission seeking to compile evidence of widespread voting fraud, an unsubstantiated claim that the president has blamed for his popular...