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Colorado Prosecutor Plans No Charges Against Kansas Voter

Associated Press - October 16, 2015 5:20 pm

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in September in an appeal that could affect the voting rights of thousands of voters in Kansas, Georgia and Alabama in upcoming elections.

A Colorado prosecutor says her office does not plan to file any charges against a man who allegedly voted in Kansas after doing so Colorado.

Yuma County District Attorney Brittny Lewton said Friday that Lincoln L. Wilson did not commit perjury or voter fraud because he voted first in Colorado. She says it did not become fraud until he went to Kansas several days later and cast a second ballot, and any perjury and double voting occurred in Kansas.

Lewton says her office conducted an investigation, and sent Kansas its findings.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has filed 10 criminal charges, including three felony counts, in Sherman County against the 64-year-old voter.

Wilson allegedly voted in both Kansas and Colorado in the same elections in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

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