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.