Sherman Smith

Sherman Smith

Sherman Smith has written award-winning news stories about the instability of the Kansas foster care system, misconduct by government officials, sexual abuse, technology, education, and the Legislature. He spent 16 years at the Topeka Capital-Journal, where he started on the copy desk, then oversaw digital operations, was the managing editor and reported from the Statehouse. A lifelong Kansan, he graduated from Emporia State University in 2004 as a Shepherd Scholar with a degree in English.

Scott Moore sued former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, over the use of a controversial program used by Kobach’s office to look for examples of voter fraud. The program produced false positives more than 99% of the time and was vulnerable to security problems. Moore is pictured outside the federal courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas, in September 2020, (Nick Krug for Kansas Reflector)

Voter fraud myth persists despite constant failure to prove claims

By: - October 6, 2020

TOPEKA, Kansas — Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his personal information, along with 944 other Kansas voters. The now-defunct Crosscheck was designed to help county clerks clean up registration lists by looking for voters who had moved to neighboring states. […]