NewsCovering Kentucky


Grimes: Robocall did not come from Secretary of State

Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 17:31:45-05

(LEX 18) — Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes took to Twitter Friday to talk about questions her office has received about robocalls regarding Tuesday's election.

The robocall is voiced by conservative activist Frank Simon, who is the head of the American Family Association of Kentucky. In the call, he asked people to report any suspected voter fraud they witnessed in Tuesday's election where Governor-Elect Andy Beshear beat Governor Matt Bevin by a narrow margin.

"Hi, this is Frank Simon, if you or anyone you know has information regarding suspicious activity at the polling locations, please report suspected voter fraud to the State Department of Elections by calling (502) 573-7100. That number again is (502) 573-7100. Please call by Wednesday November 13th," the call said.

A spokesperson for Grimes confirmed the robocall has gone statewide, but added it did not come from the Secretary of State or the State Board of Elections.

Grimes' tweet said to call (502) 564-3490 if you have received this call.

Governor Bevin made allegations of "widespread voting irregularities" and fraud on Election Day. He has yet to provide any evidence to back up those claims.

Bevin ended up around 5,200 votes behind Beshear in the election. He has refused to concede the race and has requested a recanvass of the vote, which is essentially a review of the vote totals in each county.

The recanvass is set for next Thursday.