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Six Counties Picked For Election-Day Audits

By Tony McVeigh

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Six Kentucky counties have been chosen at random for post-primary election audits by the attorney general's office. The counties are Bath, Breckinridge, Clinton, Hart, Johnson, and Pulaski.

Attorney General Jack Conway says the audits are quality control measures.

"We do spot checks. We examine absentee ballots. We interview clerks. We go and examine post-election reports filed by the counties."

Conway says the election fraud hotline staffed by his office received 116 calls during the May 18th primary. At least 36 of the calls related to vote buying and selling, and will be closely investigated. Conway says so far, 80-percent of all calls have been cleared.