Man ordered to pay $5,500 for voting violations

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

OLATHE, Kan. (KSNT) — Michael L. Hannum got the maximum fines possible — $5,500 — after he pleaded guilty to two counts of voting without being qualified, each a Class A misdemeanor, and one count of advance voting unlawful acts, which is a class C misdemeanor.

Each Class A misdemeanor resulted in a $2,500 fine and the Class C misdemeanor added an additional $500.

After Hannum was found guilty and was ordered to pay the fines, Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he hoped “this extremely heavy fine will deter others who may be contemplating double voting in the 2016 elections cycle.”

“In Kansas we are doing everything possible to prevent and deter voter fraud,” Kobach added. “As a result, we have the most secure elections in the country.”

Thus far, this is the third conviction Kobach has secured since being given prosecutorial authority by the state legislature last year.

According to the Associated Press, Hannum lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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