Thomas seeks diversion in election perjury case

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Facing a charge of election perjury, Republican state Rep. Adam Thomas is taking a legal step that might enable him to remain in the Kansas Legislature.

Court records filed April 5 show that Thomas is seeking diversion for one count of election perjury, a felony that could force him out of office if he were convicted. A diversion agreement could keep him in office, state election officials said.

Thomas would not comment when asked about his application for diversion.

"We will comment in due time," he said in a text.

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