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Six Kentucky counties have been chosen at random for post-election audits by the attorney general’s office.

From a box containing slips of paper bearing the names of all 120 Kentucky counties, the six counties chosen at random for post-election audits are Bell, McCreary, Union, Powell, Pendleton and Carter. Todd Lewis, director of special prosecutions, says investigators will look for any Election Day discrepancies.

“We’ll look at the numbers. We’ll look at the complaints that may have occurred locally, that we didn’t know about – that were not sent to the attorney general’s office. We assign a prosecutor from the special prosecutions division to bring the investigator before the local Grand Jury and we present our findings,” he said.

Lewis says similar audits following the May primary turned up problems in one county, but since the investigation is ongoing, he would not say which county. The six counties chosen at random this time will be exempt from audits in the next election.