Staff in Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office say they have filed criminal charges related to voting crimes. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports, these are the first three cases brought by the by secretary of state after his office was granted the power to prosecute.
Staff in Kobach’s office released few details on the Kansas prosecutions. More information is expected later Tuesday.
Kobach said in an interview this summer that the cases would have to come by early next month, because of a statute of limitations. Kobach said he was looking at instances of double voting.
“The only real way to reduce it is to deter it and the way we deter it is prosecuting it, getting the message out that we can tell when it happens, we’ll catch you after the fact and there’s going to be a heavy fine,” says Kobach.
Kansas lawmakers gave the secretary of state’s office the power to prosecute voting crimes earlier this year.