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KY Sec. of State says there is a coordinated effort to disrupt state elections

Michael Adams
KY Secretary of State Michael Adams

Kentucky officials are aware of a coordinated effort to upend the November election. That’s according to Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams. He said, already six county clerks have resigned over the summer due the pressure of the upcoming election.

Outside players could be playing a hand in the added stress. In an interview with WEKU’s Eastern Standard, Adams said county clerk offices have been flooded with requests to give out data from old elections.

“People want to see our work, its transparent, we have nothing to hide. To wait until we’re in the midst of preparing for a very significant election, top to bottom, a large number of races on the ballot. To wait until we’re in that process to then demand voluminous records from an election two years ago, it looks like it’s being done on purpose.”

Adams said he is afraid this could make things worse come the November election.

“What I’m concerned about is are county clerks going to be pushed off target by these absurd demands and then do we have problems in the election because of that and then will that just enable the people falsely saying we have broken elections in Kentucky.”

One of those saying the election system in Kentucky is broken is “My Pillow” CEO Mike Lindell. He is also a prominent defender of former president Donald Trump and often alleges the last election was stolen.

More with Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams can be heard later this week on Eastern Standard on WEKU.

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Stan Ingold is WEKU's News Director. He has worked in public broadcasting for 18 years, starting at Morehead State Public Radio before spending the past 10 years at Alabama Public Radio. Stan has been honored with numerous journalism awards for his public radio reporting.
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