UPDATED: 37 calls to attorney general about bribery, voter fraud and possible violations

05/20/2014 09:43 AM

UPDATED 4 p.m.: Kentucky’s voter hotline recieved 80 calls by Tuesday afternoon, including 37 calls about vote buying, fraud or improper electioneering, according to Attorney General Jack Conway’s office.

Of the calls, 18 of them reported potential instances of vote buying or selling, including seven complaints in Breathitt County. The attorney general’s office won’t comment on specifics in ongoing investigations.

Another nine calls dealt with potential election fraud and 10 more reported possible improper electioneering or disrupting voting precincts.

Voters can call the hotline, 1-800-328-VOTE, if they see potential improper election activities, such as campaigning within 300 feet of the polling precincts or bribery.

Here is the rundown of complaints and calls as of 3:30 p.m., according to the attorney general’s office:

Calls ……..County……………Reason
1 Adair Voter Identification
1 Ballard Procedural Question
3 Bell Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
1 Boone Legal Question
1 Boyd Legal Question
13 Breathitt 7 – Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery), 2 – Disrupting Polls, 1 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – Legal Question, 1 – Procedural Question, 1- Residency
1 Bullitt Procedural Question
1 Christian Procedural Question
1 Clark Procedural Question
4 Clay 3 – Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery), 1 – Election Official
1 Daviess General Election Fraud/Other
1 Elliott Residency
2 Fayette 1 – Election Official, 1 – Procedural Question
3 Floyd 2 – Voter Assistance, 1 – Procedural Question
3 Franklin 1 – Election Official, 1 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – Procedural Question
2 Harlan 1 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
2 Harrison 1 – General Election Fraud/Other, 1 – Procedural Question
6 Jefferson 3 – General Election Fraud/Other, 1 – Campaign Violation, 1 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – Procedural Question
1 Kenton General Election Fraud/Other
3 Knott 2 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
2 Laurel 1 – Special or Absentee Ballot, 1 – Voter Identification
2 Lee 1 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
1 Leslie Disrupting Polls
1 Letcher Electioneering within 300’ of Polls
1 Madison General Election Fraud/Other
1 Magoffin General Election Fraud/Other
1 Martin Voting Machine
1 McCreary Election Official
1 Morgan Election Official
1 Muhlenberg Procedural Question
2 Oldham 1 – Election Official, 1 – Legal Question
1 Owsley Procedural Question
1 Perry Electioneering within 300’ of Polls
5 Pike 3 – Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery), 1 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – Procedural Question
2 Pulaski 1 – Procedural Question, 1 – Residency
1 Rowan Request for Assistance/Monitoring
1 Spencer General Election Fraud/Other
1 Trimble Voter Identification
1 Unknown Voter Assistance
1 Wayne Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
1 Woodford Procedural Question

BY 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning:

Kentucky’s voter fraud hotline received more than two dozen calls by 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, including 10 calls about potential vote buying, selling, fraud and other campaign violations, according to the attorney general’s office.

Voters can call the hotline, 1-800-328-VOTE, if they see potential improper election activities, such as campaigning within 300 feet of the polling precincts or bribery.

Attorney General Jack Conway’s office won’t release details about any specific instances under investigation.

Here’s the list of the 25 calls from 20 counties as provided by the attorney general’s office:

Calls……. County……………Reason

1 …………Boone…………….Legal question
1 …………Bell ……………….Vote buying
3 …………Breathitt………….. 1 – Legal question, 1- residency, 1-Vote buying/selling (Bribery)
1…………. Bullitt………………Procedural question
2…………..Clay ………………. 1 – Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery), 1 – Election Official
1…………..Elliott……………….Residency
1…………..Franklin…………….Election Official
3 ………….Jefferson ………….1 – Campaign Violation, 1 – Electioneering within 300’ of Polls, 1 – General Election Fraud
1…………..Laurel………………Voter Identification
1…………..Lee………………….Vote Buying
1…………..Magoffin……………General Election Fraud/Other
1…………..Martin………………Voting Machine
1…………..Muhlenberg………..Procedural Question
1…………..Oldham…………….Election Official
1…………..Perry………………..Electioneering within 300’ of Polls
1…………..Pike………………….Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
1…………..Rowan……………….Request for Assistance/Monitoring
1…………..Trimble……………..Voter Identification
1…………..Wayne………………Vote Buying/Selling (Bribery)
1…………..Woodford…………..Procedural Question

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