5:12pm

Mon May 19, 2014
The Commonwealth

Ky AG Encourages Voters to Report Fraud

Credit ag.ky.gov

Federal and State law enforcement agencies are looking to the general public to report improper electioneering and voter fraud on Tuesday.  The state attorney general's office is taking calls at one-800-328-vote.  

Attorney General Jack Conway admits the anticipated low voter participation in this primary increases the chances of fraud,  "In a low turnout with a lot of local elections, that's where you tend to see a lot of the corruption problems."  "That's where those of us in law enforcement who are monitoring elections need to be the most vigilant," said Conway.

Conway says his office has a team of investigators who work with both U.S. Attorney's Offices, Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement.  Once a tip comes in, the A.G. says teams go to the site as soon as possible.   

While encouraging vigilance, Attorney General Jack Conway says election fraud is not the problem it once was.  "It's less of an issue.  We've had a lot of high profile vote buying and corruption cases that have been prosecuted either by my office or the U.S. Attorney's office, so I think word is getting out that we're looking and trying to make certain that our elections are free and fair," added Conway.         

Conway says the election fraud tip line will be open from six a.m. until seven p.m. during tomorrow's primary.      

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