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Former Kansas man pleads guilty in unlawful-voting case

December 3, 2015

— A man who illegally voted in both Kansas and Arkansas while moving has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

The Kansas City Star reports that Steven Gaedtke entered the plea Wednesday in Johnson County District Court. The case against the Air Force veteran was among the first to be filed under a new state law giving Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach the power to prosecute election fraud allegations.

Defense attorney Scott Gyllenborg says his client "made a mistake." Gaedtke and his wife applied for advance voting ballots in Johnson County for the 2010 general election and submitted them while they were traveling back and forth over several months from Olathe to a home in Arkansas. During that time, they also voted in person in Arkansas.

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