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Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Poll Volunteer Turned Violent in Kentucky

From nbc30.com/talkleft.com: A poll worker in south Louisville, Kentucky was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with assault and interfering with an election, an official said.

Paula McCraney, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Clerk, said the poll worker was accused of choking and pushing the voter out of the door. Election officials called the police and when an officer arrived, the voter wanted to press charges. 

It was one of a few problems reported around the state with polling places as the future is decided for candidates for about 4,000 elected positions around Kentucky.

Other problems in Jefferson County included two polling places that opened about 20 minutes late, said Les Fugate a spokesman for Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson. In central Kentucky's Bourbon County, a school board race was inadvertently left off the ballot in two precincts, requiring the county clerk to make paper ballots on the spot, Fugate said. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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