UPDATED: Election fraud hotline gets 133 calls from 37 counties as Election Day nears end

11/04/2014 04:00 PM

The Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline has received 133 calls from 37 counties, handling questions from vote buying to electioneering within 300 feet of polls in a number of counties as the polling places near 6 p.m. closing times.

The hotline, 800-328-VOTE, fielded allegations of vote buying or selling in Montgomery, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Jefferson, Magoffin and Owsley counties as well as calls on election fraud in Jefferson and Wayne counties, and multiple complaints of electioneering within 300 feet of a polling station, according to a release from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office.

Here’s a breakdown of other calls fielded by the hotline, which is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

>Adair County, two calls of electioneering within 300 feet of polls, two procedural questions, one question on voter residency, on call on voting machines and one call for voter assistance

>Allen County, two calls from election officials

>Barren County, two calls on procedural questions

>Boone County, one call on an election official

>Bourbon County, one call on a procedural question

>Boyle County, one call on an election official and on call on a procedural question

>Butler County, one call on voter residency

>Clark County, two calls on voter identification

>Clay County, one call on vote buying or selling

>Elliott County, one call on voting machines

>Estill County, one call on voter identification

>Fayette County, one call on electioneering within 300 feel to polls, fives calls on procedural questions and another on voting machines, two calls on voter identification, one call on an election official and one call on voting machines

>Floyd County, one call on vote buying or selling, one call on an election official and one call on a procedural question

>Graves County, one call on special or absentee ballots

>Hardin County, one call on special or absentee ballots

>Jefferson County, one call on vote buying or selling, two calls on general election fraud, seven calls on electioneering within 300 feet of the polls, seven calls on voting machines, 11 procedural questions, three calls on election officials and one call on voter identification

>Kenton County, one call on electioneering within 300 feet of the polls and two calls on procedural questions

>Knox County, one call on a procedural question

>Laurel, two calls on electioneering within 300 feet of the polls, one call on voter residency and one call on voting machines

>Letcher, one call on electioneering within 300 feet of the polls

>Lincoln, on call on voter identification

>Madison County, one call on electioneering within 300 feet of the polls, five calls on procedural questions, one call on voter identification and one call on voter residency

>Magoffin County, five calls on vote buying or selling, three calls on procedural questions, one call on voting machines and one call on an election official

>Martin County, one call on voting machines and one call on special or absentee ballots

>McCracken County, one call on electioneering within 300 feet of the polls, two calls on legal questions, two calls on voting machines, one call on procedural questions, one call on an election official and one call on voter identification

>Montgomery County, one call on vote buying or selling

>Oldham County, one call on an election official, one legal question and one call on procedural questions

>Owsley County, one call on vote buying or selling

>Perry County, one call from the media

>Pike County, three calls on electioneering within 300 feet of the polls

>Pulaski County, one call on election officials, one call on procedural questions and one call to request for assistance or monitoring

>Shelby County, one call on electioneering within 300 feet of the polls

>Todd County, one call on a procedural question

>Unknown, one call on a procedural question

>Warren County, one call on a procedural question

>Wayne County, one call on general election fraud

>Woodford County, one call on procedural questions and one call on voter residency

The attorney general’s office cannot provide details on specific complaints or pending investigations, according to the release. The final hotline update is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a reporter for Pure Politics. He joined cn|2 in September 2014 after five years at The State Journal in Frankfort, where he covered Kentucky government and politics. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135 and follow him on Twitter at @KWheatley_cn2.

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