Jurisdiction: Kentucky

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Voter Fraud Task Forces, and Federal Law Enforcement

July 28, 2020
Our latest investigations into political appointees moving to permanent positions, the designation of "antifa" as a terrorist group, and state-level voter fraud task forces.

Election Fraud Task Forces and the Threat of Voter Intimidation

July 23, 2020
State “voter fraud” task forces have cropped up across the country. Behind language about ensuring fair elections, the groups use the specter of widespread voter fraud to undermine confidence in elections and dissuade voters from participating in democracy, including through mail-in ballots.

Request to the Ky. Secretary of State Seeking Records Regarding CARES Act Funding for Elections

July 22, 2020
Public records request to the Kentucky Secretary of State seeking records regarding the distribution of CARES Act funding for election administration. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on how Kentucky is distributing and utilizing CARES Act funds in preparation for the November 2020 election.

Open Records Requests to Ky. Secretary of State for Ballot Integrity Task Force Records

July 20, 2020
Open records request to the Kentucky Secretary of State seeking policy documents, agendas, meeting minutes, or similar from the state’s Ballot Integrity Task Force.

Open Records Requests to Ky. Attorney General for Ballot Integrity Task Force Records

July 20, 2020
Open records request to the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General seeking policy documents, agendas, meeting minutes, or similar from the state’s Ballot Integrity Task Force.

Open Records Requests to Ky. Secretary of State for Communications About the Ballot Integrity Task Force

July 20, 2020
Open records request to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office seeking communications of Secretary of State Michael Adams concerning the state’s Ballot Integrity Task Force.

Open Records Requests to Ky. Attorney General for Communications About Ballot Integrity Task Force

July 20, 2020
Open records request to the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General seeking communications of Attorney General Daniel Cameron concerning the state’s Ballot Integrity Task Force.

Voter Fraud Task Forces and Their Threat to Democracy

June 8, 2020
An inconspicuous but potentially effective form of voter suppression is growing across the country. (English/Español)

No Records Response from the Kentucky State Board of Elections Regarding Members’ Communications Concerning Vote by Mail and Covid-19

May 27, 2020
The Kentucky State Board of Elections stated that it had no records of communications sent by select board members or staff concerning vote-by-mail considerations related to the Covid-19 outbreak. The State Board of Elections also indicated that any responsive emails would be exempt from inspection under Kentucky law.

Kentucky Secretary of State Communications Regarding Vote By Mail Due to Covid-19

May 22, 2020
Communications from the Office of the Kentucky Secretary of State regarding vote by mail considerations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.