GOP US House Rep Voted With UPS Store Address

Kansas City’s ABC News affiliate reports:

A Kansas congressman is tangled in voter fraud and perjury allegations for what he calls a mistake. It all has to do with U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins and a UPS store in Topeka, Kansas. The Shawnee County district attorney is asking the sheriff’s office to investigate whether Watkins committed fraud.

Watkins is the freshman congressman for much of eastern Kansas, except the Kansas City metro area. Watkins listed 6021 SW 29th St. in Topeka on voting records, casting an advance ballot for November’s Topeka city elections. The address is for a mailbox at a UPS store near 29th Street and Wanamaker Road.

During the 2018 campaign, Watkins was accused of embellishing his biography and business experience. He is expected to run for reelection but he will face a rare primary challenge from fellow conservative Republican Jake LaTurner.