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Number of Calls to Ky Election Fraud Hotline Surpasses 2015 Election Night

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says the Election Fraud Hotline has received 76 calls from 31 counties as of 7:05 pm CST.

That number already surpasses the 52 calls total the hotline received on the Nov. 3, 2015 statewide election night. 

The hotline opened at 6 AM this morning.  The subject of the calls ranged from procedural and legal questions, voter assistance, voting machines, voter identification, residency, election officials, electioneering, poll disruption and vote buying.  

The breakdown of complaints is as follows:

·         Anderson County: Procedural question

·         Barren County: Procedural question

·         Bath County: Procedural question

·         Boone County: Voter identification

·         Bourbon County: Voter assistance

·         Boyd County: Voting machine

·         Boyle County: Procedural question

·         Breathitt County: (five calls) four vote buying/selling, and one procedural question

·         Calloway County: (two calls) Procedural questions

·         Campbell County: Procedural question

·         Clark County: Procedural question 

·         Daviess County: Voter assistance

·         Fayette County: (nine calls) Seven procedural questions, one residency and one voter assistance

·         Floyd County: (two calls) Special or absentee ballot and one electioneering within 100 feet of polls

·         Franklin County: Procedural question

·         Hardin County: (two calls) Procedural question 

·         Harrison County: Election official

·         Jefferson County: (25 calls): 10 procedural questions, four legal questions, three voting machine, twoelection official, two electioneering within 100 feet of polls, two vote buying/selling, one voter assistance and one disrupting polls

·         Jessamine County: (two calls) Procedural question and voter assistance

·         Johnson County: Procedural question

·         Laurel County: Legal question

·         Lincoln County: Procedural question

·         Madison County: (three calls) Electioneering within 100 feet of polls and two procedural questions

·        Morgan County: Legal question

·         Oldham County: (two calls) Procedural question and election official

·         Pike County: Election official

·         Powell County: Voting machine

·         Pulaski County: Procedural question

·         Rockcastle County: Electioneering within 100 feet of polls

·         Rowan County: (two calls) Election official and procedural question

·         Shelby County: Procedural question

·         Call from unknown location: Legal question