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Lundergan Grimes Fires Back On Voter System Allegations, Seeks Search Disclosures

Posted at 4:55 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 16:56:06-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is fight back after weeks of criticism over allegations her office misused voter information.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the Democratic leader called for the State Board of Elections to release information about searches to the state Voter Registration System.

“I call for the complete release of all searches, conducted by all members of my staff, the State Board of Elections staff, our 120 county clerks, and their deputies to be immediately released,” Lundergan Grimes’ statement says. “These searches will reflect that my staff have always acted appropriately pursuant to my role as Kentucky’s Secretary of State and Chief Election Official.”

The statement comes in the wake of an investigation by ProPublica and the Lexington Herald-Leader that detailed allegations that Secretary of State staffers misused the voting system.