Detective claims Kansas congressman lied about voting in 2019 race

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July 31, 2020 - 7:26 am
Detective claims Kansas congressman lied about voting in 2019 race

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A detective says in an affidavit that Rep. Steve Watkins of Kansas told her he didn't vote in a 2019 Topeka City Council election when evidence showed that he did.

The affidavit released Wednesday is the latest development in a criminal case against Watkins, who is charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor alleging that he voted using an incorrect mailing address and that he lied to investigators.

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Watkins' campaign said the first-term Congressman made a clerical error when he registered his address. The campaign also alleges the charges are aimed at boosting the election chances of State Treasurer Jake LaTurner in next week's GOP primary.

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