A Kansas panel has ruled that a suburban Kansas City man who is charged with election fraud can remain on the November ballot.
The state objections board issued its ruling Monday in the case against Adam Thomas, of Olathe. The finding that the Republican candidate for the 26th District House seat can remain on the ballot has nothing to do with his pending court case.
Thomas was arrested last Thursday and charged with election perjury. Democratic state Representative Vic Miller, of Topeka, had called for an investigation into Thomas in June after presenting evidence that he didn't live in the district where he was running.
Thomas' attorney, Michael Kuckelman, maintains that Thomas will be acquitted in the court case.