Electioneering issues, alleged vote buying among hundreds of reports called in by KY voters

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Electioneering, procedural questions and campaign violations were among the top complaints called into Kentucky election officials before and during Tuesday’s primary contests.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office fielded complaints from Kentucky’s election law violations hotline before the May 17 primaries, on Election Day and after the close of polls.

As of 7 p.m., an hour after polls closed, the office was reporting 148 Election Day complaints, alongside 82 made prior to the election. The office uses broad categories to publicly report violations and does not give specific details on incidents.

Jefferson County led with the number of complaints, with 28 reports, 16 of which were recorded as “procedural questions.”

Twenty-five calls were made regarding issues in Fayette County, among them nine complaints about electioneering, six campaign violations and four procedural questions.

Jessamine County had 18 reports made as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, eight of which were procedural questions and seven electioneering concerns.

At least 15 of the recorded complaints regarded vote buying or selling, according to the attorney general’s office.

Cameron has legal authority to investigate the complaints.

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