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Trey Grayson cared about voting, democracy early on, has earned national reputation as election expert

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Those who watched Trey Grayson grow up in his Edgewood home remember the earnest kid with the computer. It was definitely not a computer for games, but for the serious stuff of learning. Trey Grayson The serious student headed off to Harvard after graduating from Dixie Heights, then came back to the University of Kentucky for a joint JD/MBA dual-degree program thanks...

Brennan Center Analysis: The false narrative of vote-by-mail fraud; mail ballots essential during COVID

By Wendy Weiser and Harold Ekeh The Brennan Center for Justice If we are to have safe, healthy, and fair elections this year in the face one of the worst pandemics in a century, Americans must make widespread use of mail ballots. Election administrators and other leaders from across the political spectrum have urged support to make the necessary adjustments to their election infrastructure....

Primary election has few problems, state officials say and vote totals will likely surpass 1million, a record

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Despite long lines for voters in Fayette County, members of the State Board of Elections are saying the unusual primary election has gone smoothly and could see a record turnout when final numbers are submitted on June 30. After Secretary of State Michael Adams, in his role as Kentucky’s chief election officer, sent a letter to Gov. Andy Beshear recommending the election...

Voting on June 23: Postcard reminder for mail-in voting, fewer on-site voting sites, register by May 26

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Despite it likely being the most unusual one in state history, preparations are on schedule for Kentucky’s June 23 primary election. 
The coronavirus has played a role, not only in when the election will take place, but the manner in how it will be conducted. 
After Secretary of State Michael Adams, Kentucky’s chief election officer, sent a letter to Gov. Andy Beshear...

Bill Straub: A very good case can be made for mail-in ballots, but not everyone wants more turnout

When he hasn’t been fulminating over governmental overreach in addressing the coronavirus crisis or gnashing his teeth into dust over the pending economic recovery package, Rep. Thomas Massie has been using his copious free time to warn against the potential “end of our republic as we know it. And that menace on the cusp of achieving what the likes of Jefferson Davis and the Axis powers dreamed...