How does one buy votes in Kentucky? My guess, though the story says nothing about it… absentee ballots:
The indictment alleges that the four conspired to use county-owned gravel, asphalt and building materials to buy votes. According to the indictment, thousands of dollars worth of the materials were distributed to private citizens in an effort to influence the election….
Luallen’s office released a report in July that questioned more than $13.4 million in spending and said the financial situation in the county had “only gotten worse” in spite of a change in leadership from a previous scandal-plagued administration. Thompson’s predecessor, Donnie Newsome, spent 10 months in federal prison on vote-buying charges before resigning from office.
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