Conway Announces Primary Election Audits

by Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio

Six Kentucky counties have been chosen at random for post-primary election audits by the attorney general’s office. The counties are Pulaski, Clinton, Bath, Breckinridge, Johnson and Hart. Attorney General Jack Conway says the audits are quality control measures.

“We do spot checks,” he says. “We examine absentee ballots. We interview clerks. We go and examine post-election reports filed by the counties. It’s a statutory requirement that we have.”

Conway says the election fraud hotline staffed by his office received 116 calls during the May 18th primary. At least 36 of the calls related to vote buying and selling, and will be closely investigated. Conway says, so far, 80-percent of all calls have been cleared.