AG Beshear Announces Final Election Fraud Hotline Update


A total of 216 calls from 59 counties reported to hotline today

Staff Report



FRANKFORT– The Attorney General’s Election Fraud hotline opened at 6 a.m. and as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern time the hotline has received 216 calls from 59 counties, said Attorney General Andy Beshear.

During the 2012 general election, the hotline received 183 calls from nearly 60 counties by 7:30 p.m.

The types of hotline calls today include procedural and legal questions, voter assistance, voting machine, voter identification, election officials, electioneering, residency, poll disruption; general election fraud; campaign violation and dead people voting.

The breakdown of complaints is as follows:

  • Allen County: Electioneering within 100 feet of polls
  • Anderson County: Procedural question
  • Barren County: Election official
  • Bath County: (3 calls) Disrupting polls; legal question; voter identification
  • Boone County: (4 calls) Two procedural questions; one legal question; one voter identification
  • Boyle County: (2 calls) Legal question; procedural question
  • Breathitt County: (4 calls) Three procedural questions; one general election fraud
  • Bullitt County: (3 calls) Voter identification; voting machine; electioneering within 100 percent of polls
  • Butler County: Electioneering within 100 feet of polls
  • Campbell County: (4 calls) Three procedural questions; one election official;
  • Carroll County: Voting machine
  • Crittenden County: Election official
  • Edmonson County: Procedural question
  • Elliott County: Procedural question
  • Estill County: Procedural question
  • Fayette County: (20 calls) Six procedural questions; four general election fraud; three voting machine; three residency; two electioneering within 100 feet of polls; one special or absentee ballot; and one voter identification
  • Floyd County: (6 calls) Two voting machine; two electioneering within 100 feet of polls; one campaign violation; one election official
  • Franklin County: (2 calls) Election official; electioneering within 100 feet of polls
  • Garrard County: Procedural question
  • Green County: Election official
  • Greenup County: Residency
  • Hardin County: Election official
  • Harlan County: (7 calls) Two electioneering within 100 feet of polls; one disrupting polls; one legal question; one request for assistance, monitoring; one vote buying/selling (bribery); one voter assistance
  • Harrison County: Voter identification
  • Jackson County: Dead people voting
  • Jefferson County: (65 calls) Seventeen voting machine; 13 procedural questions; 11 election official; six electioneering within 100 feet of polls; five general election fraud; four voter identification; three legal questions; three special or absentee ballot; two voter assistance; one residency;
  • Jessamine County: (4 calls) Electioneering within 100 feet of polls; procedural question; voting machine; legal question
  • Johnson County: General election fraud
  • Kenton County: (5 calls) Two election official; one electioneering within 100 feet of polls; one legal question; one voting machine
  • Knox County: Voting machine
  • LaRue County: Voter identification
  • Laurel County: (3 calls) One disrupting polls; one election official; one general election fraud
  • Letcher County: (3 calls) Residency; voter assistance; election official
  • Lincoln County: Procedural question
  • Madison County: (14 calls) Five electioneering within 100 feet of polls; three procedural questions; two general election fraud; two voting machine; one residency; one special or absentee ballot
  • Magoffin County: (2 calls) Two procedural questions
  • Marion County: Procedural question
  • McCracken County: Procedural question
  • Meade County: (2 calls) Residency; voting machine
  • Menifee County: Voting machine
  • Mercer County: Electioneering within 100 feet of polls
  • Metcalfe County: Voter identification
  • Montgomery County: Procedural question
  • Muhlenberg County: Procedural question
  • Oldham County: (4 calls) Two electioneering within 100 feet of polls; special or absentee ballot; one voter assistance
  • Owsley County: Legal question
  • Pendleton County: Voter identification
  • Pike County: (7 calls) Three procedural questions; one election official; one voting machine; one electioneering within 100 feet of polls; one voter identification
  • Powell County: Procedural question
  • Pulaski County: (3 calls) Electioneering within 100 feet of polls; procedural question; voter identification
  • Rowan County: (3 calls) Two procedural questions; one election official
  • Russell County: (2 calls) Procedural question; residency
  • Scott County: (4 calls) Two procedural questions; One election official; one voter assistance
  • Shelby County: Electioneering within 100 feet of polls
  • Trigg County: Procedural question
  • Trimble County: General election fraud
  • Warren County: Election official
  • Whitley County: (2 calls) Election official; procedural question
  • Woodford County: Legal question
  • Unknown: (4 calls) One disrupting polls; one electioneering within 100 feet of polls; one general election fraud; one voter identification

Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encouraged to call the hotline at 800-328-VOTE (800-328-8683). The hotline is open throughout the year during normal business hours.

The Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations, Beshear said.

A total of 216 calls from 59 counties reported to hotline today

Staff Report

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