Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1 Election security advocate & writer; attorney; Contributor @WhoWhatWhy, @NYRDaily #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes Jun. 02, 2019 1 min read

Something bothers me about Jared Dearing, the KY Election Board Director (D) who filed the ethics complaint against @KySecofState (Alison Grimes, D), which provided the fodder for @JessicaHuseman's reporting & take down of Grimes. 1/

2/ When Dearing made the complaint against Grimes, the top two Democratic contenders for KY governor were Grimes & Andy Beshear whose father (then governor Steve Beshear) had pardoned Dearing's father in 2015.  https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2015/12/07/beshear-issues-200-pardons-final-action/76917228/ 

3/ By joining with Republicans to take down Grimes, was Dearing returning a political favor to the Beshear family?

4/ A few years back, Steve Beshear (who pardoned Dearing's father) was one of only a few Democratic governors to make @CREWcrew's list of the most corrupt governors in the United States.  https://www.citizensforethics.org/press-release/crew-names-the-worst-governors-in-america/ 

5/ Andy Beshear is Kentucky's AG, but his top deputy was indicted for bribery.  https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/crime/2018/06/11/james-sullivan-trial-lobbyist-bribery/692236002/ 

6/ Eek.


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