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Kentucky attorney general investigating election complaint

September 17, 2018

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A complaint about an election in a Kentucky county is being investigated by the state attorney general.

The Daily Independent quotes Boyd County Clerk Debbie Jones in a Sunday report as saying the attorney general’s office has contacted her office seeking records. Jones said she couldn’t speak about details but that a complaint being filed with the attorney general doesn’t mean it’s legitimate.

State records show the attorney general’s office received 14 complaints during the primary election this spring ranging from procedural questions to claims of campaign violations and general election fraud in the county.

The newspaper had filed an open records request and Assistant Attorney General Taylor Payne said in response that one open complaint is under investigation.

The attorney general’s office says it cannot discuss the complaint’s specifics.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

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