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

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 07, 2007  
Contact Information:  Corey Bellamy, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received a total of 38 calls with 41 issues on election day from voters between 6a.m.and 7p.m. EST.

Eight calls regarded voting machines; six calls regarded election officials; five callers had legal or procedural questions; three related to voter assistance; two calls each pertained to electioneering and allegations of disrupting polls. The remaining fifteen complaints were general in nature. There were an additional 18 calls in the days leading up to the election.

During the last election, May 23, 2007, the Election Fraud Hotline received 14 complaints. Most of the voters in that election expressed concerns about the new voting machines.

Kentucky Bureau of Investigation (KBI) agents worked side by side with the Kentucky State Police in the Attorney General’s election fraud “war room” to monitor 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 Kentucky State Police, the U.S. Attorneys offices, and the Secretary of State.