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Kobach Wins 2nd Conviction in Double-Voting Prosecution

staff - April 23, 2016 6:17 am

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HAYS, Kan. (AP) – A man who illegally voted in both Kansas and Colorado has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

The conviction against Randal Kilian is the second under a new state law that gives Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach the power to prosecute election fraud allegations.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the 62-year-old Kilian agreed to pay a $2,500 fine under a plea entered Thursday in Ellis County District Court. As part of the plea, two companion charges were dropped.
Kobach says the fine shows how seriously the state takes voter fraud.

Kilian was registered as a Republican in Hays when he voted illegally in 2012. He’s now a Colorado resident.

Another man pleaded guilty in December in Johnson County District Court to voting illegally in Arkansas and Kansas while moving.

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