A Republican candidate running for a seat in Kansas’ House of Representatives was arrested and charged with election fraud on Thursday after allegedly lying about where he lives in order to run for office.
Adam Thomas is being charged in the Johnson County District Court with election perjury after he allegedly submitted a falsified document to election officials in May, reports The Kansas City Star.
The Star reports that State Rep. Vic Miller (D) called for the investigation into Thomas this summer, claiming he lied about where he lives in official documents to run for the Kansas House seat.
Miller told the paper he is glad “that the Johnson County district attorney has more political courage than apparently our secretary of State who claims to be so much against election fraud.”
“We are obviously disappointed with this news, but trust the legal system in place to investigate these serious charges,” Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman (R) said in a statement.