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.
On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 6th Congressional District Republican primary. The program, which airs on KET Monday night at 8:00, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU stations.
In the wake of Tuesday’s primary election, Kentucky Republicans, including Senate President David Williams, will hold a unity rally Saturday at state GOP headquarters in Frankfort. But the man Williams faces in the fall is already trying to spoil the party.
Most politicians steer clear from discussions about ‘taxes.’ That’s particularly the case if the talk is about a new tax or a tax increase. Still, ongoing concerns over Kentucky’s budget have some candidates in Tuesday’s primary talking about potential reforms.
Imagine a job where the only function is taking-over if the boss quits, is fired, gets sick or even worse. That pretty much describes Kentucky’s lieutenant governor. Four people, one Democrat and three Republicans, are campaigning for that job. And, as WEKU’s Charles Compton reports, their duties, will in large part, depend on who’s elected governor…
For the few citizens who are projected to participate in the May 17 primary election, Secretary of State Elaine Walker has released a “Do’s and Don’ts” list for Kentucky voters. “We want to make sure that people are informed about the upcoming election and their rights as voters,” says Walker. “We hope more people participate in the upcoming election than we expect; and are trying to raise awareness about the primary election in every way possible. This election is critically important and I encourage everyone to get out and vote.”
Secretary of State Elaine Walker is predicting low voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election in Kentucky, even though voter registration numbers are up. A record 2.9 million Kentuckians are now registered to vote. That’s 11,000 more than in the 2008 General Election, the previous record. But getting voters excited about Tuesday’s primary appears to be a tough sale, says Secretary of State Elaine Walker. She’s predicting voter turnout of around nine to ten percent.
Most of the seven candidates running for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner have one attention getting thing in common…they support legalizing industrial hemp. WEKU’S Ron Smith reports on the growing political support for the once taboo plant.
The campaign woes continue for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, who is featured in a Washington Post story for being a drag on the gubernatorial ticket with state Senate President David Williams, R-Burkseville, in the upcoming Republican primary.