Election Fraud Hotline Calls are Higher than Last Year

May 22, 2012

Calls to the state attorney general’s election fraud hotline are running higher than a year ago.  By mid-afternoon, 16 complaints had been received.  

That compares with a total a six complaints made during the 2011 primary.  During the last presidential primary, Shelley Catherine Johnson in the attorney general’s office says they receive 59 calls.

“We like to think that our election oversight and enforcement and working in conjunction with other multiple agencies including the secretary of state’s office, the U.S. attorney’s office…we’d like to think that our efforts are paying off."

Catherine-Johnson says all calls will be reviewed by officials in the attorney general’s office and could be referred to law enforcement.