Kobach Charges Two With Voting in Kansas, Colorado
What if you made a huge stink about illegal immigrants voting in our elections, and then spent years and millions pursuing voter fraud, but ended up finding that the only handfuls of people you could find voting illegally belonged to your political party?
Kobach, a candidate for Kansas governor who had served as the commission’s vice chair, obtained prosecutorial power in 2015 and is the only secretary of state in the nation with such authority.
He has filed charges against 15 people since then for a variety of election crimes, resulting in nine convictions or plea deals and one dismissal. The remaining five cases, including the charges announced Thursday, remain pending.
Most of those cases have involved U.S. citizens who have allegedly voted in more than one jurisdiction rather than non-citizens, despite Kobach’s claims that hundreds of non-citizens are on the voter rolls.