Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1 Election security advocate & writer; attorney; Contributor @WhoWhatWhy, @NYRDaily #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes 🆘 Jun. 03, 2019 1 min read

In its series attacking the Democratic SOS of Kentucky (Alison Grimes), @ProPublica focuses on claims that Grimes’s staff searched voter rolls. Turns out the NAACP asked them to. @JessicaHuseman 1/ 

“[A] spokeswoman for Grimes provided the Herald-Leader with a statement from Raoul Cunningham, president of the Kentucky NAACP, that said he had requested information about the school board from Mary Sue Helm, director of elections for the Secretary of State... 2/

... on May 10 because of Gov. Matt Bevin’s April 24 appointments to school board. Those appointments included Bevin’s former communications director and his former secretary of Education and Workforce Development.” 3/

“‘As the president of the NAACP, I have a vested interest in the integrity of the composition of all boards across the Commonwealth of KY,’ Cunningham wrote. ‘I am appalled by the recent baseless allegations by the media that have been leveled at the Secretary of State... 4/

... her staff and the office — especially concerning the request of publicly available information regarding members of the Board of Education.’” 5/

“The search also would have come after Bevin’s administration recommended a take-over of Jefferson County Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, on April 30.” 6/

“A call for poll workers on May 14 might also help explain why Thurston, who is now a district judge, searched hundreds of people, many of them state workers, between May 16th and May 17th.” 7/

“Some of the explanations, though, haven’t added up, and there’s been no explanation for some searches.” 8/

Meanwhile, ... Thread. 9/

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