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Few Reports Of Voter Fraud In Kentucky

By: Michel Mason Email
By: Michel Mason Email

Investigators visited polling places throughout Kentucky on Tuesday to look for election fraud. The Attorney General's office teamed up with Kentucky State Police and FBI agents to visit precincts and investigate voter complaints.

Most of the calls into the voter fraud hotline were questions about voting procedures or issues with electronic voting machines.

The hotline received more than 200 phone calls by Tuesday afternoon. Only three of those alleged voter fraud.

"When you're talking about an election in Kentucky, that's good news," said Allison Martin with the Attorney General's office.

Martin says that's exactly what they expected heading into Election Day. She says allegations of vote buying, like two claims from Bell County this time around, are usually common when there are more local races are on the ballots.

"We didn't expect too many calls today about that and we're happy we haven't had any," added Martin.

Investigators with the Jack Conway's office, state police and federal agents made unannounced stops at polling places. The task force also follows up on complaints that come into the hotline.

"That way we can ensure, we can look into it, we can investigate to make sure we are having a fair election in the commonwealth and that every vote is counting," said Martin.

She says they rely on the public to be their eyes and ears at the polling places. The voter fraud hotline is open for the next several days. Call 1-800-328-VOTE if you have any concerns or questions about voting at your precinct.


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