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Voter Fraud Hotline Busy Despite Low Voter Turnout

State officials say voter turnout has been a little low, possibly due to the rainy weather. Officials say the weather hasn't slowed down calls on the voter fraud hotline.

Results will soon be rolling in as voters have chosen who will hold more than four thousand offices across the state.

With so many offices open, state agents have been touring the region looking for possible vote fraud.

At the East Manchester precinct in Clay County, you would never consider it to be a typical rumored Clay County election, where allegations of vote fraud have police and federal agents scrambling between precincts to investigate.

"Rumors spread better than the truth. I've been here about 15-16 years now and I have never had one allegation to write, not one," said Jimmy Lyttle, Election Sheriff.

So far, state officials say the most serious allegations have come from different parts of the state.

"There is one allegation of vote buying in Martin County. There's apparently one woman who says her vote was bought," said Secretary of State Trey Grayson.

Even though officials say technically there's been no jail time served for Clay County vote fraud in recent elections, some voters are still not convinced that this will be a clean election.

Voters lined up to cast their votes despite a rainy day and many say they're hoping to impact a positive change in Clay County.

Before Election Day ever got here, Attorney General Greg Stumbo says calls came into the voter fraud hotline from across the state, but despite the calls, he believes elections are much cleaner in Kentucky now than they were 15 years ago.

The Attorney General's Office says the majority of complaints have been about voting machines and voting procedures.

State agents toured Perry and Clay Counties, as well as other parts of the region to keep on eye on possible vote fraud.

If you have allegations of vote fraud, contact the Secretary Of State Voter Fraud Hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683).


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