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Testimony resumed in vote fraud trial

After two days off due to bad weather, testimony resumed today in the trial of several Clay County residents accused of buying votes.

The Lexington Herald reports a witness testified that former circuit judge Cletus Maricle discussed how an election officer could steal votes in 2006 when he was trying to help his son-in-law win a county office.

Maricle and seven others are accused of taking part in a conspiracy to corrupt elections between 2002 and 2007.

Maricle and former superintendent Doug Adams allegedly led the scheme.

They all deny the charges and the prosecution witnesses so far have been convicted felons.

The trial could last several more weeks.

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