Ethics Complaint Filed Against Ky. Secretary of State

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Republican Party of Kentucky has filed an ethics complaint against Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The complaint says Grimes is not complying with a previous ruling from the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. RPK Executive Director Sarah Van Wallaghen wrote in a complaint filed Friday that a commission opinion from 2010 stated the Secretary of State does not have access to the statewide voter registration database.

Last week, the Kentucky State Board of Elections reaffirmed Grimes’ access to the database. Van Wallaghen wrote in a letter to the commission Grimes’ actions have raised concerns about the security of the November elections.

Kentucky Democratic Party spokeswoman Marisa McNee called the complaint a politicized stunt intended to undermine the public’s faith in Kentucky’s election system.