Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is going after voters who have been caught double voting, regardless of party affiliation.
As part of the Interstate Crosscheck program of 28 states sharing voting data, Kansas and Colorado have found evidence that up to 10,000 people are registered in both states, reports CBS4 News.
Six new cases have been uncovered showing the same people voting twice in Colorado elections.
Another investigation revealed that six people from Colorado are suspected of voting in their home state plus one other state in the same election cycle.
At least one voter appears to be confused as to what is allowed. Lincoln Wilson, a Republican from Hale, Colorado, owns property in both Colorado and Kansas. He is accused of voting in both states in 2010, 2012 and 2014. However, he said he only voted on local issues, and didn’t vote for President. Therefore, he wasn’t actually voting twice on the same issues, but he did vote in both states.
Another case was more clear-cut. Randall Killian, an unaffiliated voter, has plead guilty to voting in both Colorado and Kansas in the 2012 presidential election.
Democrat Ron Weems has plead guilty to voting in both Colorado and Kansas in 2012 and 2014.
Kansas Republican James Criswell and Denver Republican Sharon Farris have also been charged with double voting.
CBS4 reports that Kobach’s office is aggressively prosecuting double voting cases because “it’s a crime that can’t be caught ahead of time.” Kobach said, “You’d be surprised how often people double vote. People discover they can get away with it and just keep doing it.”
CBS4 has been contacted by several voters from Colorado who said they received two ballots in the mail. One Denver woman said she received a ballot sent to her home address, and another to her post office box. She is now confused about which ballot to use.
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