“Kansas bill would impose fine, help deter voter fraud”

In state houses around the country, legislation is advancing to make elections more secure.  In Kansas:

 

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach expressed Thursday in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting that hefty fines for voting crime imposed by Senate Bill 34 would greatly deter violators. The bill would also give the state office the authority to prosecute such crimes instead of the county attorneys…

 

“[T]here are some election crimes you cannot stop by photo ID or proof of citizenship,” Kobach said. “The only way to stop them is to deter them and the only way to deter them is to impose big penalties… and making sure the case is actually being prosecuted.”