Conservative political activist Frank Simon, a longtime supporter of Gov. Matt Bevin, is sending robocalls asking Kentuckians to report suspicious activity or voter fraud to the State Board of Elections before Nov. 14 — the day of Bevin’s requested recanvass.
Bevin finished 5,189 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election but has refused to concede the race, requesting a recanvass of the vote, which is essentially a review of the vote totals in each county.
The governor has also made allegations of widespread voting irregularities and fraud on Election Day, but he hasn’t provided any evidence to back up those claims.
According to a voicemail of the robocall sent to a Republican in Western Kentucky, Simon says, “If you or anyone you know has information regarding suspicious activity at polling locations, please report suspected voter fraud to the state department of elections by calling 502-573-7100.”
He also asked that those calls to the State Board of Elections phone number take place by Nov. 13 — the day before each county board of elections conducts the recanvass.
There is no disclaimer on the call indicating who paid for it, nor is it explained that the call is not coming from the State Board of Elections.