Kentucky’s secretary of state has challenged a new state law removing her power over the State Board of Elections. Alison Lundergan Grimes claims the action by Republican lawmakers amounts to an unconstitutional infringement of her executive authority.
Grimes, a Democrat, warns that “confusion and uncertainty” will surround Kentucky’s May 21 primary election unless the law is invalidated.
Grimes filed the lawsuit Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court. It seeks an injunction blocking the law’s implementation and a ruling that it violates Kentucky’s Constitution.