UPDATED: Elections panel keeps Thomas on the ballot

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(Updated to reflect reaction from Democrats, more details from hearing)

A state elections panel on Monday decided that a Kansas House candidate should remain on the ballot in the face of accusations that he misrepresented where he lived when he filed to run for the Legislature.

The state Objections Board voted unanimously to keep Republican Adam Thomas on the ballot in the House District 26 race against Democrat Deann Mitchell.

Thomas is now facing a felony charge of election fraud in connection with questions about his residency. His lawyer said he believes Thomas will be acquitted.

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