Johnson County sheriff claimed he got 200 tips of election fraud — Records request yielded one

Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden has called his office’s months-long, taxpayer-funded probe into the 2020 and 2021 election results a “criminal investigation." File photo.

By Steve Vockrodt

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has said that since last fall it has received more than 200 tips from people claiming they were victims of or witnesses to fraudulent activity in local elections.

Yet the office has produced only one offense report related to any alleged violations of Kansas election laws since 2020.