Jobs Bill in Senate, 10th Anniversary of War in Afghanistan, Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes: Today on Here and Now

The Obama jobs bill faces a big test this week — there’s a vote in the Senate tomorrow. We’ll get a preview. We’re marking the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, and today, we check in on the National Guard. Remember when Guard members were “weekend warriors,” training one weekend per […]

Panel Rejects Johnson’s Complaint Regarding Homeless Voters

The Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission decided will not take action regarding a complaint filed by Republican secretary of state candidate Bill Johnson over homeless people registering to vote. Johnson filed the grievance two months over a 2-page memorandum sent to county clerks by the Kentucky secretary of state’s office telling local officials to approve […]

Johnson Taps Into National Issues, Obama Unpopularity

Through social networking sites, Republican candidate for secretary of state Bill Johnson frequently shares his views on national issues even if they aren’t pertinent to being Kentucky’s chief election officer. After U.S. stocks tumbled by 633 points Monday, for instance, Johnson quickly went on Twitter and  blamed President Barack Obama for the Dow Jones Industrial […]

Grimes, Johnson Spar Over Homeless Voters Issue at Fancy Farm

Speaking at this year’s Fancy Farm picnic, the candidates for secretary of state continued their debate about registering homeless people to vote in Kentucky. Declaring that people without an address should not be allowed to vote, Republican nominee Bill Johnson said allowing them to register opens the door to possible voter fraud. Last month, he […]

Johnson Files Ethics Complaint Over Homeless Voters

After denouncing the State Board of Elections for telling county clerks to approve voter registration cards that have “homeless” listed under the address, Republican Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson has filed an ethics complaint Thursday against the panel and Secretary of State Elaine Walker. Last week, the Todd County businessman called on Walker to […]

Sec. of State Candidates Spar Over Homeless Voters

The candidates for Kentucky Secretary of State are sparring over the issue of registering homeless people to vote, which is becoming the first line of attack in the race for the commonwealth’s chief election officer. Earlier this month, the state board of elections sent a 2-page memorandum to county clerks telling them to uphold up […]

Board of Elections Certifies Primary Results

The vote tallies from Kentucky’s May 17th primary election are now official. The results were certified by the State Board of Elections, meeting in Frankfort. The board’s focus now turns to the November 8th general election. “One of the things that we do in all of our meetings is that we approve reimbursement for the various […]

Legg Officially Requests Recanvass

Former federal administrator Hilda Legg of Somerset has officially requested a recanvass of the vote in the Republican primary for Kentucky Secretary of State. On Tuesday, Legg lost the primary by just over 1,100 votes to tea party favorite Bill Johnson of Elkton. The unofficial vote tally was 66,439 for Johnson, to Legg’s 65,325. Legg’s […]

Legg to Seek Recanvass in Secretary of State Primary

by Angela Hatton, Kentucky Public Radio Former Republican secretary of state candidate Hilda Legg says she will seek a recanvass when the votes from Tuesday’s primary election are certified. Legg lost the GOP nomination to businessman Bill Johnson by fewer than 1,100 votes. Johnson’s political director James Young says they support the recanvass. “Because we […]