The Kansas Republican Party is asking for an investigation into whether Jay Sidie was electioneering at an early voting site.
Clay Barker, the executive director of the Kansas GOP, sent a letter Sunday asking the Kansas secretary of state’s office to look into the matter.
Sidie, the Democratic nominee for the 3rd Congressional District in Kansas, was campaigning near the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center on Saturday. The building is one of the county’s six early voting sites.
After being noticed by election workers, Sidie was asked to leave the parking lot.
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Kansas law states that electioneering, which could influence a voter’s decision, is not allowed within 250 feet of the entrance of a polling place.
Sidie’s campaign said Saturday that the candidate had not broken the law. After being asked to leave the area, he did so.
The Johnson County Democrat is in the final days of an election battle with Rep. Kevin Yoder, the incumbent Republican.