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Jury selected in vote fraud case

A jury is now selected in a Clay County vote fraud case.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports opening arguments are set to begin Wednesday in Frankfort.

An indictment alleges eight people took part in a conspiracy to buy or steal votes between 2002 and 2007.

Those charged are former Circuit Judge Cletus Maricle, former superintendent Doug Adams, County Clerk Freddy Thompson, Magistrate Stanley Bowling, former election officers Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William "Bart" Morris and his wife Debra.

They all deny the charges.

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