The news is out: [Republican Congressman Steve Watkins has been charged with voter fraud relating to the November 2019 election, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Tuesday. Watkins, who represents Kansas’ 2nd district, now faces three felony charges and a misdemeanor.
Kagay, a Republican, announced Watkins has been charged with interference with law enforcement by providing false information, voting without being qualified and unlawful advance voting, all of which are felonies. He’s also been charged with the misdemeanor of failing to notify the DMV of a change in address.
The charges stem from a December 2019 investigation over Watkins using the address of a UPS Store in Topeka, Kansas, as his residential address on a voter registration form. While this address is still located in his congressional district, it was located in a city council district that had an election determined by just 13 votes in November 2019.
Watkins’ charges were announced less than an hour before his Republican primary debate, and less than a month before the state’s August 4 congressional primaries. At the debate, he called the charges “clearly hyper-political” and “very suspicious.” He also said he hasn’t yet seen the specific charges and that he looks “forward to setting the record straight.”]
In the next 4 months, many idiots will say “Your vote counts”; when they do, give them the finger.