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V. Legal Updates

Kansas: U.S. Magistrate Judge James O’Hara has fined Secretary of State Kris Kobach $1,000 fine for misleading the court about the nature of the documents he was seen holding when meeting with then-President Elect Trump.

New Jersey: Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposella has ruled that 22 votes in Paterson’s 2016 2nd Ward city council election would be invalidated. The election was decided by a 20-vote margin.

North Carolina: Wake County has reached a settlement agreement with the Voter Integrity Project which had sued the county alleging that the voter rolls contained more registered voters than the county had people. The group agreed to drop their suit and Wake agreed to seek more frequent reviews of its voter rolls.

Texas: The Texas Attorney General’s office announced this week that the office will the Dallas County District Attorney’s office investigation into voter fraud.

Virginia: A 21-year-old James Madison University student has been sentenced to 100 to 120 days in prison for filing up to 18 phony voter registration applications in Harrisonburg.