GOP secretary of state candidate Kris Kobach is part of a national chorus of conservatives warning of voter fraud, despite the lack of evidence of a widespread problem. Slate's Christopher Beam pondered why anyone would try to vote fraudulently: "It would make no sense. Imagine what you'd have to do to perpetrate such a scheme. You'd first have to recruit a large number of voters willing to cooperate, each of whom would risk five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Then you'd have to get them all registered, which would require fake IDs and mailing address." Beam went on: "At each point — registration, the database check, voting — they'd run the risk of getting caught. And the more people involved in the scheme, the more likely someone slips up. All it would take is one unlucky person for the whole plan to unravel. And for what? The prospect of winning a few extra votes for a candidate you support simply isn't worth the risk of jail time." Beam concluded: "There's nothing wrong with preventing voter fraud, just as there's nothing wrong with preventing alien attacks. First make sure the problem is worth your time."