Ky: “Fired elections staffer alleges Grimes improperly gathered voter data during campaigns”

Lexington Herald-Leader:

The recently fired assistant to the director of the State Board of Elections alleged in a letter to some members of the board that the office of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes improperly gathered voter information from the state’s voter registration system during campaigns.

In the letter, Matthew Selph, who was fired by the Board of Elections on Tuesday along with director Maryellen Allen, recalled a conversation with a staffer in the Secretary of State’s Office who said he was directed by the office to gather information “probably 3 or 4 times. . . every time they were running.”

He did not specify what information was gathered. Selph has reported the conversation to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.

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