AG Derek Schmidt, SOS-elect Scott Schwab propose voter fraud be prosecuted by attorney general, local prosecutors

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TOPEKA – (November 16, 2018) – The Legislature should repeal the authority of the secretary of state to prosecute criminal cases of voter fraud, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Schmidt, with the support of Secretary of State-elect Scott Schwab, announced proposed legislation to repeal the secretary of state’s prosecution authority but leave authority with the attorney general and with local county and district attorneys. “With the change in leadership in the secretary of state’s office, particularly since the new secretary will not be an attorney, it appears the time is right for a more traditional approach to enforcing the state’s criminal laws against voter fraud,” Schmidt said. “The secretary of state would remain responsible...

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AG Derek Schmidt, SOS-elect Scott Schwab propose voter fraud be prosecuted by attorney general, local prosecutors

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