Rand doesn't want opponent in charge of counting ballots; Grayson calls request 'absurd' and 'insulting'Submitted by Prou_D P_aulite on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 20:13
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Republican Rand Paul doesn't want his chief opponent in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race to oversee the vote count in the May primary election.
Paul, son of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas, is running against the man who oversees elections in Kentucky, Secretary of State Trey Grayson. In a letter sent to Grayson's Capitol office earlier this week, Paul asked Grayson to recuse himself from overseeing the Senate election.
"I really feel like if you're in the election, you shouldn't count the votes," Paul told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "I think he shouldn't have access to any computers counting or tabulating the votes."
Grayson spokesman Les Fugate called the request absurd. Fugate said Grayson won't recuse himself.
"It is an insult to the judgment of Kentuckians that Mr. Paul suggest Secretary Grayson stop doing the job that they elected him to do," Fugate said. "Secretary Grayson is a national leader in elections reform who has received broad, bipartisan support for his commonsense ideas that make our elections more secure, more accessible, and more honest. This political request is absurd and blatantly self-serving."
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