Bruce Hendrickson, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State, released a statement to Billy Reed about the certification of electronic voting machines:
“…Mr. Grayson failed in 2004 to provide Kentuckians with a VVPT or a Voter Verified Paper Trail. Change for Kentucky petitioned him with 3,200 signatures and a letter from Governor Howard Dean, asking Grayson to provide a VVPT. Grayson denied Kentuckians that right. Now we have a terrible situation that will if nothing else shake the public confidence in our election system. We should have caught this and we did not. Now that it is election time Grayson wants a VVPT, that will not fly”
Current Republican Secretary of State, Trey Grayson, who is running for re-election against Hendrickson responded. In his response, Grayson says he and Greg Stumbo could work together to solve the voting machine problem and work to institute a paper trail. Interesting flip-flop, we think, since Hendrickson has touted a paper trail since before running for office… not to mention it’s an about-face for Grayson since Stumbo started to question voting certification and security.
Hendrickson released a one-page statement to the Associated Press and newspapers around the state detailing the issue. Take a look after the jump.
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