The Kansas Secretary of State’s Office has set up a website and phone hotline for Kansans to report suspected cases of voter fraud. Secretary of State Kris Kobach successfully pushed for the power to prosecute voter fraud this past legislative session. … Rep. John Carmichael, a Wichita Democrat who has sparred with Kobach on the issue, said the secretary of state’s office already had the power to take complaints about voter fraud before the law change this year.
The office then had to refer those cases to local district attorneys for prosecution; now Kobach has the power to prosecute those cases as well.
Local prosecutions of voter fraud have been rare. Carmichael said Kobach has yet to demonstrate widespread voter fraud and voiced concerned that he will pursue “less than meritorious cases.”
“That’s what we have to keep our eye on,” Carmichael said.