Conway Says Attorney General’s Office Will Investigate Voter Fraud

Contested primary races for six constitutional offices in Kentucky will be settled Tuesday. Twenty-one candidates are vying for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer and Commissioner of Agriculture.

Attorney General Jack Conway’s office will be keeping an eye out for possible voter fraud. “It’s something we’re always looking at,” Conway says. “And we have investigators that are near areas where we’ve had complaints. We’ll be looking for vote buying or any sort of improper activities, as we always are.” A hotline will be staffed throughout Election Day, at 800-328-VOTE, and Conway says a law enforcement team is ready to immediately check out any reported complaints.

Attorney General Conway is himself seeking re-election, but has no Democratic primary opposition. He meets Republican Todd P’Pool in the November general election. Another Democrat seeking re-election who has no primary opposition is Gov. Steve Beshear. Three Republicans are vying for the chance to challenge Beshear in the fall.

By Tony McVeigh

Veteran broadcast journalist Tony McVeigh has been covering Kentucky politics since 1986, reporting for Clear Channel Communications before joining Kentucky Public Radio in 2004. His stories are aired by seven KPR affiliates, whose signals blanket the Commonwealth and parts of surrounding states. McVeigh began his broadcasting career at WRFC in Athens, Georgia, while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia. He has extensive anchor/reporter experience, including stints with South Carolina Network and Georgia Radio News Service in Atlanta. In 2007 and 2008, McVeigh was named Best Radio Reporter in the Kentucky Associated Press Awards. He also picked up consecutive AP Awards for Best Political Coverage. McVeigh won four Kentucky AP Awards in 2009, six in 2010 - including Best Political Coverage and Best Hard News Feature - and three in 2011. His coverage of the 2007 Kentucky governor's race topped the Political Reporting category of the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards of 2008. In 2009, McVeigh placed second in Courts and Law Reporting in the Atlanta-based competition for journalists in 11 Southern states. McVeigh is also the proud recipient of an Individual Liberty Award from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The Brunswick, Georgia, native is a die-hard UGA football fan who enjoys photography, astronomy, live music, hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge and exploring the state's beautiful back roads. McVeigh and his big, fat, black cat Simon, reside in Frankfort, KY.