Secretary of State
Statement Regarding Clay County Election Fraud Indictments
The following is a statement from Les Fugate, spokesperson for Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Chairman of the State Board of Elections, concerning today’s indictments related to election fraud purportedly conducted by Clay County officials. The indictments were brought forth by the U.S. Attorney James Zerhusen of the Eastern District of Kentucky.
“The allegations as detailed in the U.S. Attorney’s indictments, if found to be true, represent a great injustice to the citizens of Clay County. Our office appreciates the U.S. Attorney taking these allegations seriously and working with us to rid our state of election fraud. Our office cooperated with authorities on this matter, including referring voting irregularities from the 2006 primary elections to law enforcement officials. We hope that the judicial system will work expeditiously on this matter so that the dark cloud of suspicion hanging over these elections will not affect future elections.”
- Les Fugate
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