Attorney General’s election violation hotline has numerous complaints from Russell, surrounding counties

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Election Violation Hotline received numerous complaints from Russell and surrounding counties during the primary election, either pre-election day, on election day, or after polls closed.

In Russell County, the hotline received two complaints pre-election classified as “procedural questions.”

Five complaints were called in Clinton County. Two pre-election complaints were related to special or absentee ballots and one was classified as a legal question. On Election Day, one complaint was a legal question and the other was related to vote buying/selling.

In Cumberland County, three vote buying/selling complaints were reported after polls closed. Before Election Day, one complaint was classified as a campaign violation and one request for assistance/monitoring.

Six complaints were reported in Wayne County. Before Election Day, three campaign violations were reported. On Election Day, two vote buying/selling complaints were recorded and one vote buying/selling complaint was recorded after polls closed.

Reports are called in by citizens to the hotline, and the Attorney General’s Office has legal authority to investigate any or all reports.

* ​The Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or pending investigations.

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