Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Election Fraud Hotline Results

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 23, 2007  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received a total of 14 calls on election day from voters between 6a.m.and 7p.m. EST.

Six callers had procedural questions; two callers had legal questions; four complaints were related to general election fraud/other; one matter was regarding a special or absentee ballot; and one issue pertained to electioneering within 300 feet of the polls. There were an additional three calls in the days leading up to the election.

During the last election, November 7, 2006, the Election Fraud Hotline received 235 complaints. Most of the voters in that election expressed concerns about the new voting machines.

Kentucky Bureau of Investigation (KBI) agents monitored statewide election activities. Agents were located in Kentucky’s six congressional districts providing an immediate response to allegations of voting irregularities.

Investigators will review unresolved calls to determine which calls will require an investigative follow-up. Specifics of these calls cannot be released. The Office of the Attorney General enforces Kentucky election laws in cooperation with the U.S. Attorneys offices, the Kentucky State Police and the Secretary of State.