Government & Politics

Man in Kansas voter fraud case says charge surprised him

Kris Kobach
Kris Kobach

WICHITA – One of the three people Kansas’ secretary of state has accused of voter fraud says he lives part time in two states and thought he could legally cast votes in both of them.

The Wichita Eagle reports Lincoln Wilson, 64, is charged in a felony complaint Kris Kobach filed on Friday in Sherman County on the Colorado border.

Kobach says Wilson perjured himself on voting forms and voted in 2010, 2012 and 2014 without being lawfully registered.

Wilson acknowledged voting in both states but says he thought he was restricted to voting in only one county in each.

Kobach also filed criminal charges against a Johnson County couple who are accused of voting in both Kansas and Arkansas in 2010.

All three of the defendants are Republicans.

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