Secretary of state candidates vow to give up prosecutorial powers


Kansas secretary of state candidates said Monday night they would not use the prosecutorial powers that the Legislature gave Kris Kobach three years ago.

Democrat Brian McClendon, Republican Scott Schwab and Libertarian Rob Hodgkinson said they would leave voter fraud prosecutions to the attorney general or local district attorneys.

Their comments came in a debate televised by KTWU television in Topeka on Monday night where they took up a range of issues, including voter identification, the makeup of the state Objections Board and whether the secretary of state should appoint the election commissioners in the four largest counties.

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