Two Local Counties Chosen for Post-Election Audits
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - Two western Kentucky counties have been randomly chosen for post-election audits by the state's attorney general to determine if any irregularities occurred during the 2020 general election.  

Daniel Cameron said on Wednesday that returns from Hickman and Livingston County, along with four other counties, will be audited by the Department of Criminal Investigations.

Kentucky law requires the the attorney general to administer post-election audits in no fewer than five percent of Kentucky’s counties, and to select those counties randomly in a public forum within twenty days of each election. 

Their findings will then be presented to the grand jury and chief circuit judge of each audited county.

The other counties drawn for audits are Fleming, Lawrence, Anderson, and Boone. 

“Together, Kentuckians have faced head-on the difficulties of holding and participating in an election in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Cameron. “Despite these challenges, we saw record numbers of Kentuckians vote this year, and we’ve worked hard to protect the integrity of both the primary and general election. This includes conducting post-election audits following the primary and conducting audits in the counties chosen today.  I appreciate the work of our team in conducting these audits, and I applaud the county clerks who assist us during our review.”


Published 06:09 AM, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020
Updated 07:35 AM, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020



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