The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office reports 205 calls to its election fraud hotline Tuesday during the primary. Instances of vote buying and selling were reported in several counties. The bulk of the complaints concern instances of alleged election fraud and procedural questions related to voting.
Daniel Kemp, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office, said this volume of calls dwarfs previous primary years.
"On primary day in 2012 the hotline received 30 calls from 14 counties, so we're way over that," Kemp said. "We're just appreciative of the public being our eyes and ears at the polling places. We'll take these calls and thoroughly review each complaint for possible criminal violations. If an investigation is deemed necessary, that complaint will be referred to the appropriate agency.
The most reports of vote buying and fraud came from Breathitt County, followed by Bell, Pike and Clay Counties. The Attorney General’s Office says it does not release information “regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations.”