Handful of complaints filed with election fraud hotline

05/17/2016 11:01 AM

UPDATE: The Attorney General’s Election Fraud hotline is reporting 32 new calls since this morning with questions including: legal questions; voter assistance, voting machines, election officials, electioneering and vote buying, according to a press release.

The breakdown of complaints is as follows:

• Anderson County: Procedural question

• Barren County: Procedural question

• Boyd County: Voting machine

• Boyle County: Procedural question

• Breathitt County: (five calls) four vote buying/selling, and one procedural question

• Campbell County: Procedural question

• Daviess County: Voter assistance

• Fayette County: (five calls) Two procedural questions and one voter assistance

• Floyd County: Electioneering within 100 feet of polls

• Hardin County: Procedural question

• Harrison County: Election official

• Jefferson County: (12 calls): three voting machine; two election official; two electioneering within 100 feet of polls; two legal questions; two procedural questions, and one vote buying/selling

• Jessamine County: Procedural question

• Johnson County: Procedural question

• Laurel County: Legal question

• Madison County: (two calls) Electioneering within 100 feet of polls and a procedural question

• Morgan County: Legal question

• Oldham County: Procedural question

• Powell County: Voting machine

• Pulaski County: Procedural question

• Rockcastle County: Electioneering within 100 feet of polls

• Rowan County: (two calls) Election official and procedural question

• Shelby County: Procedural question

• Call from unknown location: Legal question

PREVIOUS: Tuesday’s primary Election has started with a trickle of complaints to the Attorney General’s Election Fraud hotline, which opened at 6:00 A.M.

As of 10:00 A.M. the hotline received 11 calls from eight counties, according to a press release from Attorney General Andy Beshear.

The breakdown of complaints is as follows:

• Anderson County: Procedural question

• Barren County: Procedural question

• Breathitt County: Vote buying/selling

• Fayette County: Procedural question

• Harrison County: Election official

• Jefferson County: (four calls): Election official; electioneering within 100 feet of polls; a procedural question, and a question about a voting machine.

• Madison County: Electioneering within 100 feet of polls

• Rockcastle County: Electioneering within 100 feet of polls

The Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations, Beshear said in the release.

Voters who witness election potential election law violations are asked to call the Election Fraud hotline at 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683).

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@twcnews.com.

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