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Over the years, votes have been bought in Kentucky with the promise of cash, favors and liquor. More recently, prescription pills may have been used as currency. But, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway believes such voting buying is rare. [WFPL]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was effusive in his praise of President Barack Obama when the two leaders toured damage from Hurricane Sandy last week, turned down a request by Mittens Romney to appear with him at a rally on Sunday night in Pennsylvania. [HuffPo]

This story from Hopkinsville is one of the funniest things we’ve ever read. OMG. Darkness and aliens. HAHAHA. [WAVE3]

Rep. Todd Akin, an evangelical Christian and the GOP Senate nominee in Missouri, mentioned the Hustler magazine publisher by name Monday during a brief stop at the Republican headquarters in St. Charles County. [Politico]

Today’s Herald-Leader was one of the top ten election day front pages. [Newseum]

As superstorm Sandy flooded Atlantic City, New Jersey, one area was shielded from damage by dunes constructed at taxpayer expense: casinos and other beachfront businesses and homes. [Bloomberg]

Steve Beshear had minor surgery today and is doing well, according to a release. He had a detached retina. Ouch! Here’s hoping his recovery is swift. [Press Release]

The donors wrote notes on their checks like “Go get ’em!” or “Stop Obama.” They scrawled in names of candidates for office in Montana and Colorado, or simply “oil & gas.” But unlike donors to political committees, the names of those who gave to Western Tradition Partnership, or WTP, were never supposed to be made public. [ProPublica]

The Kentucky Board of Elections and the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force have received an allegation of vote buying in Fayette County. [H-L]

Traders and investors seem to agree on one thing about Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election: The markets want a clear winner by Wednesday morning. [Reuters]

The Maxey Flats Project (MFP), a low-level nuclear waste site near Hillsboro in Fleming County, has made substantial progress in becoming less hazardous to humans, according to State Rep. Mike Denham. [The Morehead News]