Republicans in Kansas want you to check for fraudulent votes

Watch out for Kansas Halloween costumes later this year. One of your state senators has proposed to make impersonating the Secretary of State or the county election clerk a felony for everyone.

That is One of the fixes A recent Senate proposal for a debate about state election law was a monster indulgence cooked in a Republican fraudulent election vat, which we all wanted to believe.

Proposed by the state Senator Karin Tyson, A felony impersonating Parker’s Republican Secretary of State is now Invoice That state Senator Larry Ally He wasn’t joking when he said, “Everyone will be able to vote easily.” (This limits who can return a pre-voting vote to another voter and imposes other pre-voting requirements).

Hoping that this March 31st discussion was some kind of elaborate prank on the Kansas people would be a mix of holiday metaphors (you can see for yourself. Video 5:57). But the senators seeking relief from the phantom fraud were too serious for April Fool’s Day, even when they were talking about what they knew wasn’t true.

“One of the things we saw in the last election cycle was a ballot harvest allegation. And I’m not saying they are all true, but a ballot harvest allegation. “There was,” Alley told his fellow senator. “What we want to do is not make that type of claim here in Kansas. We want to have a safe, secure, fair and transparent election.”

Don’t worry about Kansas’s (real) Secretary of State Scott Schwab telling lawmakers that the November elections are absolutely safe, secure, fair and transparent.

“I don’t have the complaints of some states, as there are many colleagues across the country who are considering how we can do it and how we can do it.” Schwab said in January..

Still, suspicions were lurking.

“I was just drinking coffee this weekend,” Tyson reported. “The county clerk stood up. She had an application for voter registration, a petition for candidates to participate in the vote. He swore an affidavit that all signatures were correct and accurate. Knows that two of those signatures, that person was dead for more than three years. Yes, there are great elections in Kansas, but like every process, every system, we do them. Can be better. “

Senator Ethan Corson, Prairie Village Freshman DemocratI was suspicious.

“We continue to hear these vague things:” I heard this there “” Someone whispered this to my ears “” Someone told me they were worried about it However, I am a lawyer. I want to see these evidences. The Secretary of State is unaware of any of this evidence, “he said.

He continued. “I’m a little reluctant to believe what Bob’s uncle told me in the cafeteria. His ex-wife Mary’s sister’s cousin told him about this person. That’s me. I don’t think it’s the way we should make public policy. “

Tyson was angry at Corson’s hint that she was lying. Mr. Tyson explained that there may be no news articles or other reports of the incident as the county secretary “tried to ease and take care of the situation.”

(Tyson later told Reflector that the clerk who spoke out was from Montgomery County and tried to prosecute a candidate who submitted an affidavit to a dead signer, but “no one will prosecute.” Montgomery County Secretary Charlotte Scott Schmidt did not prosecute immediately. Please reply to my phone message and email.)

Corson apologized, but reiterated. There is no solid evidence that fraudulent voting is widespread, but lawmakers say it is “always not caught by anyone.”

This affected Republican states Senator Mike Thompson, Weather forecaster denying climate change From the Shawnees to do a “quick internet search” where he actually found evidence of fraudulent voting — at least 11!My simple internet search probably took me to the same place: a conservative 501 (c) (3) nonprofit Heritage Foundation database.. Since 2005, 14 cases (out of millions of votes) have been shown, with each lone wolf scammer being caught and punished.The latest one is the former Kansas Republican MP Steve Watkins..

In other words, there are fraudulent votes! I admit it. But it is rare and people suffer from it. Republicans, who like to talk about transparency, are telling horrific anecdotes, so their efforts to make Kansas difficult to vote may be a bit worthy of respect. Instead, it’s as if they’re impersonating the election keeper.