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Kobach to Start Voter Fraud Prosecutions in September

Associated Press - August 6, 2015 4:31 pm

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is scheduled to meet this weekend with President-elect Donald Trump.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he’ll start prosecuting voter fraud cases in September and will focus on cases of double voting from the 2010 election.

KWCH reports Kobach’s office is aiming for mid-September to begin filing charges.

Double voting refers to when a person casts a ballot in more than one jurisdiction in the same election. Kobach said his office has been working with other states to get documents to support the claims of double voting.

Kobach won the authority to prosecute election crimes during this past legislative session. That authority to prosecute, which he sought, went into effect July 1.

Many Democratic lawmakers have expressed concern that Kobach will pursue unnecessary prosecutions.

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