Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Election fraud hotline receives 76 calls

Following yesterday’s primary, the Kentucky attorney general’s office has reported the number of calls it received on its election fraud hotline. Throughout the day, the number received 76 calls from 31 counties. That’s more than the combined number of calls received both of last year’s elections, but far less than the number received in either of 2014’s local races. Several calls originated in Eastern Kentucky, including four calls of vote buying or selling in Breathitt County and a report of electioneering within 100 feet of the polls in Floyd County. There were also questions about procedural issues originating from Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson and Pike counties. By law, the attorney general’s office does not provide any information regarding specific complaints or potential investigations resulting from them.