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Federal judge grants candidate's order request against Fayette County clerk, sheriff

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Posted at 4:32 PM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 16:56:06-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A federal judge has granted an order against the Fayette County clerk and sheriff filed by Kentucky State Senate candidate Andrew Cooperrider.

Cooperrider filed the complaint against the Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins Jr. and Fayette County Sheriff Kathy Witt, according to court documents. Cooperrider is challenging State Senator Donald Douglas for the Republican nomination in District 22.

According to Cooperrider's complaint, he says they were blocking his campaign from electioneering at polling locations despite them more than the required 100 feet or more away from each location. The order allows his campaign to continue to electioneer as long as they continue to follow Kentucky law.