The former head of President Donald Trump’s recently disbanded election integrity commission has charged two people with double voting in Kansas and Colorado during the 2016 election.
Kris Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state, announced Thursday that Bailey Ann McCaughey and Que J. Fulmer are facing accusations involving voter fraud.
Fulmer is accused of voting both in Hamilton County, Kan., and in Colorado. Fulmer has been charged with two counts of voting without being qualified, one count of voting more than once, and one count of advance voting unlawful acts, Kobach’s office says.
McCaughey allegedly double voted in Finney County, Kan., and in Colorado, and is facing charges of election perjury and voting more than once.
The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office says it has notified the county clerks in Douglas and Adams counties about the cases for referral to local prosecutors. Further information about McCaugher and Fulmer’s connections to Colorado was not immediately released by state officials.
“Stopping voter fraud is one of the most important things the Secretary of State’s office can do,” Kobach said in a written statement. “These prosecutions will help deter voter fraud in the future.”
On Wednesday, Trump announced that he was disbanding his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity — headed by Kobach — following a wave of tumult enveloping the panel. The president created the commission after alleging that millions voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election, despite a lack of evidence.