Last week a bill with enhanced voter integrity provisions passed the GOP-led Kentucky Senate and is now at the state House, where it is likely to pass. Kentucky Democrats are saying two things about the law that make no sense to say at the same time —there is not enough voter fraud to require a photo ID law, and photo ID laws suppress votes (“suppress” is right up there with “purge.”) The new rule has flexibility—even an expired photo ID can be used. No one is sure whether Democrat Governor Andy Beshear will sign the bill as he has been more concerned with restoring voting rights to felons since his inauguration last month.
Adorned in military-pattern camouflage from head to toe, David Johnson stood in front of a packed courthouse in Letcher County this week and proclaimed his support for a local resolution to designate Letcher County a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary.” Read the article at Kentucky.com
9/12: Jerry Lundergan and Dale Emmons were found guilty on all counts of campaign finance fraud they were charged with in a case revolving around the election of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
6/6: Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes claimed to have found errors in vote totals she reviewed, though County Clerk Don Blevins Jr. denied her claims.
3/8: Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has claimed that her unprecedented search of Kentucky Board of Education members’ voter registrations was for the NAACP.
1/28: Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes apologized for her staff digging into voter records and information of political rivals.
10/2: The Kentucky Attorney General has announced that an independent counsel has been appointed to investigate allegations against Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
9/18: Embattled Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is fighting for control of the Kentucky Board of Elections though she is charged with misusing voter information.