Never a phone call or any type of correspondence whatsoever.
That’s the contact Randall K. Kilian has had with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office.
Still, it was announced Monday according to a report from the Topeka Capital-Journal, that Kilian was one of three more people to be charged by Secretary of State Kris Kobach for voter fraud.
“No, I hadn’t heard,” Kilian said from his retirement home in Colorado. “I haven’t been contacted at all.”
According to the report, Kilian is charged with three misdemeanor counts stemming from 2012.
“The only thing I can say is that I was working on getting a retirement home in Colorado then,” Kilian said Monday afternoon via phone. “In 2012, I had a house in Kansas still, and the only thing I can think of is that I maybe voted locally in Colorado and nationally in Kansas because I spent most of my time there then.”
Kilian was confused as to why no official notice had been given to him of the charges.
“You’d think they’d at least call and let me know what I’m charged with,” he said. “I have nothing to hide.”
Kilian said he doesn’t remember any Ellis County official questioning his voter registration or otherwise while voting in 2012, but he also said that’s been a few years ago.
He said he spent time in Colorado and Kansas during that stretch, but now lives exclusively in Colorado and has sold his home in Hays.
“If anything, I didn’t know anything about (committing fraud),” Kilian said. “I bought a retirement home out here and setting some new things up. I voted in both, but I thought all I could do (in Colorado) was local stuff. If I made that mistake, it certainly wasn’t on purpose or to commit fraud.”
Kobach’s office was unavailable for comment Tuesday morning to discuss the case.