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Kansas congressman charged with providing false information


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman is accused of providing false information to a sheriff's deputy to hamper an investigation into whether he broke state election laws by listing a UPS Inc. store postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form.

Republican Rep. Steve Watkins has been charged in state district court with two election fraud felonies, felony interference with law enforcement and a misdemeanor count of failing to inform the state's Division of Vehicles of an address change. The charges were announced Tuesday evening by the district attorney in Sha...

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