Beshear selects Kentucky counties for postelection audit
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has selected six counties to participate in a postelection audit.
The state attorney general is required by law to conduct the postelection investigation in no fewer than 5 percent of Kentucky’s counties following each primary and general election. Beshear announced Wednesday that the counties drawn randomly are Anderson, Breathitt, Garrard, Laurel, Shelby and Todd.
Kentucky’s primary election was held on May 17.
The audit is a search for any potential irregularities during the election.
Beshear said no irregularities were found in the six counties selected during the last postelection audit for the general election in November. Those counties were Bullitt, Clark, Hardin, Harrison, McCreary and Morgan.
The attorney general’s office received 119 calls concerning the May primary. Five calls are still under review by the attorney general’s office.