Secretary of state’s prosecutorial powers should be removed, attorney general says


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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Friday called on the Legislature to repeal the secretary of state's unique authority to prosecute voter fraud.

Backed by Secretary of State-elect Scott Schwab, the attorney general announced proposed legislation that would leave the prosecution authority with county and district attorneys.

Outgoing Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who just lost a campaign for governor, persuaded the Legislature in 2015 to give him the ability to . . .


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