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12 Kentucky counties set to undergo post-election audits

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Josh James
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WUKY

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has selected a dozen counties for a post-election audit.

In past years, the attorney general's office has randomly chosen six counties for audit after elections. But with the General Assembly opting to expand that number, Cameron randomly pulled 12 names on slips of paper from a bourbon barrel on Tuesday.

The counties set for audit include: Nicholas, Monroe, Graves, Metcalf, Jackson, Hopkins, Pendleton, Boyd, Madison, Powell, Rockcastle, and Grayson.

"Investigators from our office will work with county clerks to access any voting irregularities from the 2022 primary election," Cameron explained.

At this point in the process, the AG's office says it has received fewer complaints than it did in 2020.

The post-election rechecks often take about a month to complete.

In a Q&A, Cameron was also asked about a federal judge's decision to extend an order halting enforcement of the state's new abortion restrictions. He said he will be appealing that decision. Reacting to an ethics complaint about his run for governor, Cameron said his office has no open investigations into his possible opponent, incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear.