A Peruvian national has pled guilty to voter fraud after casting ballots in the 2012 and 2014 general elections.
Victor David Garcia Bebek registered to vote shortly after his naturalization ceremony this year. That’s when officials found out that the man had already been on the voter rolls for six years.
Bebek has been ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 as well as serve three years probation.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has the authority to prosecute voter fraud, an option only allowed in Kansas for a secretary of state.
Since 2015, he has successfully convicted eight people in voter fraud cases. Those individuals were guilty of placing their votes twice or were no longer eligible voters in Kansas.
Kobach believes that voter fraud is a very real problem in the U.S. In an interview with Fox & Friends in February, Kobach said that while Kansas, by some estimates, could have 18,000 illegal aliens who either attempted or succeeded in making it onto the voter rolls, it only represents a small portion of what might be happening across the country.
Kobach advised President Trump during and after the 2016 presidential election.
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