Election skeptic lawsuits pile up legal bills

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From the outset, these election lawsuits never had much of a chance.

One was thrown out in state court in five minutes.

One was described by a federal judge as long on hypothesis and short on facts.

One was characterized by state lawyers as grounded in "bizarre theories about vast governmental conspiracies" that derailed her political campaign.

Nevertheless, these long-shot lawsuits brought by promoters of election conspiracies individually without attorneys have piled up legal bills for taxpayers regardless of their merit in the courtroom.

Each time someone has gone to court to challenge an election in Kansas, the attorney . . .


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