- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawyers for Magoffin County’s judge-executive have made their arguments to the Kentucky Supreme Court, with one of the attorneys saying there was no proof his client took part in election fraud.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (https://bit.ly/1NB6Bg4 ) reports attorney Eldred E. “Bud” Adams Jr. argued Wednesday that a ruling that would cost Democratic Judge-Executive Charles “Doc” Hardin his office wasn’t correct and should be overturned. Attorney Jason Nemes, who represents the local election board, acknowledged the board didn’t strictly follow state law on every point. But Adams and Nemes said the board substantially complied with the law.

The arguments came in a case in which Republican challenger John Montgomery sued alleging Hardin took part in vote fraud and the board violated election rules. Montgomery’s attorney, Gordon Long, said fraud and violations in the November 2014 election justified tossing out the results.

It could be several months before the Supreme Court rules.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com

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