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Voting rights case costs Kansas county about $70,000 so far


January 3, 2019

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A county in western Kansas has paid more than $70,000 so far to a legal firm hired to defend an official who moved Dodge City's only polling place to outside the iconic Wild West town ahead of the November election.

Ford County paid the Hinkle Law Firm $71,481 in October and November to defend County Clerk Debbie Cox, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported , based on a document it obtained through an open records request.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued Cox in late October after she moved Dodge City's polling place, citing planned construction at the original...

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