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State Officials Cracking Down On Voter Fraud

By Tony McVeigh

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Kentucky's top election official and its top prosecutor are standing up against election fraud in the upcoming May 18th primary.

Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Attorney General Jack Conway say their offices are joining forces to ensure a clean election. Grayson says, unfortunately, the state has a national reputation of voter fraud.

"In recent years, we've taken a lot of steps to tackle this issue. The main reason for that is that the office of Secretary of State, State Board of Elections, the county clerks, the office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney's offices have worked together to combat the scourge of our democratic process."

Attorney General Jack Conway says investigators will be monitoring polls statewide during the May 18th primary election.

Suspicious activity can be reported by calling the voter fraud hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE. All complaints will be referred to proper authorities.

Both Grayson and Conway are running for U.S. Senate.