Kobach: 3 More Voter Fraud Cases
January 25, 2016

AP) – Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office is pursuing three new criminal cases against people it alleges voted illegally in Kansas and other states.
Kobach told a Kansas House committee Monday of the new cases. His office has filed a total of six cases since legislators enacted a law last year to give it prosecutorial power.
One new case is in Johnson County against Michael L. Hannum. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska, and said prosecutors’ offices both places told him they weren’t going to file cases.
Another case is in Ellis County. Defendant Randall K. Kilian lives in Castle Rock, Colorado and said he said he knew nothing about it.
A third new case is in Sedgwick County case against Ron R. Weems. He didn’t return a telephone message seeking comment.

Kobach Dropped from Wichita Voting Lawsuit
October 23, 2015

The City Council of Kansas City Missouri is trying to keep the issue of a minimum wage increase alive, in their own way.
After voting to repeal an earlier increase in the minimum wage on a 7-4 vote, the council passed a non-binding resolution.
Council members Thursday voted 11-0 in support of a resolution calling for an increase in the minimum wage in the city.
The previous council voted to raise the minimum in steps to $13 an hour.
Another petition was pressed in the city to raise the wage to $15 an hour.
A St. Louis court, however, ruled that only the state of Missouri, not its cities, set wages in Missouri.
The resolution called for the Republican-dominated Missouri general Assembly to raise the minimum wage from its current level of $6.75 an hour.
That is higher than the federal minimum of $6.25 an hour, the rate in Kansas.
The resolution also says if the lawmakers don’t raise it, then the council could support an initiative petition to increase it in Missouri.
In a statement, Kansas City Mayor Sly James said, ““I know today’s action will disappoint some, especially those who desperately need a raise. I understand and feel that very personally.”
He added, “It would be inaccurate and misguided, though, to construe this procedural action as anything other than a recognition of what Kansas City can and cannot do under state law.

Wichita Voting Records Lawsuit Trial Set for March
October 19, 2015

(AP) – The lawsuit filed by a Wichita mathematician seeking voting machine tapes after finding statistical anomalies in election counts is set to go to trial early next year.
A scheduling order issued Monday sets a one-day bench trial for March 22 to hear the open records case brought by Wichita State University statistician Beth Clarkson.
Sedgwick County Judge Douglas Roth also set deadlines for motions and scheduled a Jan. 14 pretrial conference.
Clarkson wants the tapes to do a statistical model by checking the error rate on electronic voting machines used at a Sedgwick County voting station during the November 2014 general election.
Top election officials for Kansas and Sedgwick County want the court to block the release of tapes, arguing they are not subject to the open records act.

Kansas Vote Challenger Picking Up Support
October 16, 2015

(AP) – A Wichita mathematician seeking to audit voting machine tapes after finding statistical anomalies in election counts is getting legal and other support in pursuing her lawsuit.
Wichita State University statistician Beth Clarkson had been pursuing the case herself, but now has a Wichita lawyer representing her. Other people have set up a non-profit foundation for donations.
A Sedgwick County judge is expected to set filing deadlines and a trial date at a Monday hearing.
Clarkson has analyzed election returns in Kansas and elsewhere over several elections that indicate “a statistically significant” pattern where the percentage of Republican votes increase the larger the size of the precinct. The pattern could indicate election fraud.
Her attorney, Randy Rathbun, says Clarkson convinced him that she is right, and somebody needed to help her.

2-State Resident Thought 2 States Means 2 Votes
October 14, 2015

(AP) – 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 (http://bit.ly/1joB5Ve ) reports 64-year-old Lincoln Wilson 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.