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Calls to Kentucky election fraud line up sharply from 2015 primary

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Kentucky residents wait to cast their vote in the state's primary. Kentucky residents wait to cast their vote in the state's primary.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Kentucky’s election fraud hotline logged 76 complaints and questions from 31 counties at the close of voting in Tuesday's primaries, Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office said.

There were 25 calls from Jefferson County, including questions about a voting machine and complaints about vote buying and electioneering within 100 feet of a polling place. Kentucky law prohibits handing out candidate literature, displaying signs or other campaign-related activities near polls on an election day.

Four of the six calls about vote buying came from Breathitt County in southeastern Kentucky. There was one report of "disrupting polls" in Louisville.

Beshear’s office doesn’t provide details of the complaints, but statistics show that this year’s primary election generated nearly five times as many calls than the 16 received during last May’s primary.

Kentucky Democrats were choosing their party’s nominee for the fall races for President and U.S. Senate, while voters in western Kentucky decided which candidates will vie for the U.S. House seat held by retiring U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield.

Then-Attorney General Jack Conway’s office got 52 calls from 27 counties during last November’s general election.

People who saw possible violations of election law, or other concerns, are asked to call the fraud hotline at 1-800-328-8683.

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